Genetic Epidemiology in Hepatology
Genetic epidemiology has the potential to significantly impact human health. Genetic Epidemiology is the study of how genetic factors contribute to health and disease in families and populations, and how genes interplay with environmental factors. Major areas of epidemiological study include disease causation, Transmission, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance, forensic epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, screening, biomonitoring and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials. The Epidemiology of hepatitis has grown widely. It is estimated that approximately two billion people worldwide have evidence of past or present infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), and 248 million individuals are chronic carriers.
- Track 1-1 Human Genome Project
- Track 2-2 Molecular Epidemiology
- Track 3-3 BRCA1 Mutation
- Track 4-4 Recessive Genetic Component
- Track 5-5 Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG)