Molecular Epidemiology: Principles and Practices

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This book will serve as a primer for both laboratory and field scientists who are shaping the emerging field of molecular epidemiology. Molecular epidemiology utilizes the same paradigm as traditional epidemiology but uses biological markers to identify exposure, disease or susceptibility. Schulte and Perera present the epidemiologic methods pertinent to biological markers. The book is also designed to enumerate the considerations necessary for valid field research and provide a resource on the salient and subtle features of biological indicators.

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This book serves as a primer for laboratory and field scientists who are shaping the emerging field of molecular epidemiology. Molecular epidemiology builds on the developments and techniques of molecular biology, providing powerful tools to supplement or improve epidemiological research to identify exposure, disease, or susceptibility in human populations. It assists traditional epidemiologists in reducing misclassification, understanding mechanisms, and identifying risks to individuals and groups.
Molecular Epidemiology is a compendium of the principles for and practice of Molecular epidemiology. Focusing on methods for using biological markers in epidemiological research, this book explores markers relevant to a broad range of organ and disease systems research. It enumerates the considerations necessary for valid field research and provides a resource on the salient and subtle features of biomarkers. The book also includes discussions of statistics and validation, a review of issues pertaining to specimen collection, and a look at the sociological implications of using biological markers in epidemiological research.

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