Genetic epidemiology is a rapidly developing field, and has continued to grow enormously in international importance over the last ten years. This book provides a unified text that draws together material genetics, epidemiology, public health and statistics. Developed from the authors extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, it contains numerous examples drawn from the literature and the authors personal experience, and features exercises with worked answers.
- A truly introductory level textbook for the teaching of genetic epidemiology requiring little background information.
- Integrates the critical concepts derived from population genetics with those derived from genetics and statistics.
- Developed out of the extensive experience of the authors teaching undergraduate and graduate level at universities including Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge.
- Designed to be self–contained, and will contain numerous examples drawn from the literature, in addition to exercises with worked answers.
- Supported by a Website containing data sets and software.
Primarily aimed at graduate students studying genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. The book will also be suitable for researchers and practitioners from genetics, epidemiology, biology, medical research and statistics.