Genetic Epidemiology

Genetic Epidemiology deals with the analysis of the distribution of traits. It is the study of the aetiology, distribution, and control of disease in groups of relatives and of inherited causes of disease in populations. It is a field that seeks to understand both the genetic and environmental factors and how they interact to produce various diseases and traits in humans. Genetic epidemiologic studies and recent efforts are directed towards disorders such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, allergies, and neurological and psychiatric disorders. The goal of genetic epidemiology is to resolve the genetic architecture of a disease. The scope has expanded to include common diseases for which many genes each make a smaller contribution. This has developed in the first decade of the 21st century following completion of the Human Genome Project.

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