|Document ID (ISN)||76965|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Promise of molecular epidemiology - Epidemiological reasoning, biological rationale and risk assessment
||Dec. 1999, Vol.25, No.6, p.498-504. 30 ref.
||Molecular epidemiology has emerged as a natural outgrowth of attempts to apply information derived from the rapid increase in the application of molecular biology to diseases. The incorporation of biomarkers into classical epidemiologic designs holds the promise of unrevealing mechanisms, elucidating gene-environment interactions, and dissecting heterogeneity. The primary interest of molecular epidemiology is in the identification of factors in the physical and social environment which affect the risk for disease and which are amenable to preventive intervention. As experience accumulates, there is new appreciation that attention to study design, infrastructure and biomarker validation can improve the results.
||epidemiology; exposure tests; genetic effects; environment
||mutagenic effects; biological and medical tests; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures