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Understanding genetic research and population-based studies

Patricia Barr

Understanding genetic research and population-based studies

by Patricia Barr

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cancer -- Genetic aspects.,
  • Genetic epidemiology -- Moral and ethical aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementauthors, Patricia Barr and Cori Vanchieri ; National Cancer Institute, Director"s Consumer Liaison Group.
    SeriesNIH publication ;, no. 99-4364.
    ContributionsVanchieri, Cori., National Cancer Institute (U.S.). Director"s Consumer Liaison Group
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC268.4 .B37 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 p. :
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL90981M
    LC Control Number99200711

    Converging evidence from decades of twin research and, more recently, molecular genetic studies has shown that general cognitive ability and educational attainment are heritable, highly polygenic, and that shared genetic factors account for part of their observed covariation (Deary et al., ; Hill et al., ; Lee et al., ; Plomin and. The history of genetics dates from the classical era with contributions by Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Epicurus, and genetics began with the work of the Augustinian friar Gregor Johann Mendel. His work on pea plants, published in , established the theory of Mendelian inheritance.. The year marked the "rediscovery of Mendel" by Hugo de Vries, Carl Correns and.

    Editor-in-Chief: Dr Marc Tischkowitz University of Cambridge, UK Editorial Board. Genetics Research is a fully open access journal providing a key forum for original research on all aspects of human and animal genetics, reporting key findings on genomes, genes, mutations and molecular interactions, extending out to developmental, evolutionary, and population genetics as well as ethical, legal. That’s where we’re at with understanding genetics and how we might use it. In this book, we’ll peek into the toy store. We’ll tell you: What genetic testing is, and how it works. What genetic testing can do and not do. What genetic testing can tell you and not tell you.

      In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of Race,” the geneticist David Reich challenged what he called an “orthodoxy” in to.   Genetics is the study of heredity. Heredity is a biological process whereby a parent passes certain genes onto their children or offspring.. Every child inherits genes from both of their biological parents and these genes, in turn, express specific traits.


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Understanding genetic research and population-based studies. [Bethesda, Md.]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Barr; Cori Vanchieri; National Cancer Institute (U.S.).

Director's Consumer Liaison. An inspiring introduction to a vital scientific field. The reader is taken through ten mathematical derivations that lead to important results, explaining in a hands-on manner the key concepts and methods of theoretical population genetics.

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Understanding genetic research and population-based studies. [Patricia Barr; Cori Vanchieri; National Cancer Institute (U.S.). Director's Consumer Liaison Group.; National Cancer Institute (U.S.).

Office of Liaison Activities.; National Institutes of Health (U.S.)]. Almost every human trait and disease has a genetic component, whether inherited or influenced by behavioral factors such as exercise. Genetic components can also modify the body’s response to environmental factors such as toxins.

Understanding the underlying concepts of human genetics and the role of genes, behavior, and the environment is important for appropriately collecting and applying. How to use knowledge from genetics research to promote health and prevent disease-the fundamental mission of public health-is now being explored.

However, population-based information is lacking about the distribution of genotypes in different populations, the benefits and risks of genetic testing, and the efficacy of early interventions.

Topics: Tumors, Cancer, Genetics, Human genetics., Research., Genetics, Population., Epidemiologic Methods., Genetics. As genomic research methods become more affordable and accessible, population-based research on infectious diseases will be able to examine the role of variation in human as well as pathogen genomes.

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We just don’t know. What genetic data does is provide facts about movements of people and changes in groups. We are not the experts to describe how that happened.” One important takeaway from this study, he said, is that humans inherently derive from mixed ancestry.

“No Author: Brett Milano. Genetics is the scientific study of inherited genetics, then, is the scientific study of inherited human variation. Why study human genetics. One reason is simply an interest in better understanding ourselves. As a branch of genetics, human genetics concerns itself with what most of us consider to be the most interesting species on earth: Homo sapiens.

A few ongoing studies are evaluating population-based genetic-testing for multiple cancer susceptibility genes in the general population but more implementation studies are needed.

A future population-testing programme could also target other chronic diseases. Along with the discovery of genetic associations with diseases that are universally applicable and human knockouts, this collection of papers also shows the potential of large-population studies.

The United States will soon launch a large population-based study at least 1 million people as part of President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative. Informed consent and biobanks: a population-based study of attitudes towards tissue donation for genetic research Klaus Hoeyer, Bert-Ove Olofsson, Tom Mjörndal, and Niels Lynöe Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 3, Behavioral Genetics: Chapters.

Preface and Introduction This book is an introduction for non-scientists to the science of behavioral genetics and its broader ethical and social implications. Among the topics covered are how scientists explore the influence of genes and environment on behavior and how such research may challenge our.

Population-based studies must be carried out on a global scale. This means giving incentives to researchers in developed countries to increase the representation of minority populations in their studies and — crucially — empowering investigators in the developing world to undertake genomics research.

Genetic/genomic research increasingly uses population-based designs, such as case-control, genome-wide association studies, to study genetic susceptibility to common conditions and genetic influences on quantitative traits.

Epidemiologic studies of such conditions now commonly include DNA collection and genetic information as part of the analyses. Editor-in-Chief: Dr Marc Tischkowitz University of Cambridge, UK Editorial Board Genetics Research is a fully open access journal providing a key forum for original research on all aspects of human and animal genetics, reporting key findings on genomes, genes, mutations and molecular interactions, extending out to developmental, evolutionary, and population genetics as well as ethical, legal.

Discover the best Genetics in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Resulted from a festschrift for Professor Irving I. Gottesman, a pioneer in behavioral genetics research.

This book presents research spawned by Gottesman’s work and ideas, with a specific focus on development, personality, and psychopathology. Geared to researchers and students in the field.

Kim, Yong-Kyu. Handbook of behavior genetics. Emerging evidence on the genetic predictors of TBI has highlighted their relevance and several studies have tested hypotheses related to specific candidate genes, including SLC17A7 APOEe4, and GRIN2A, a gene coding an NMDA glutamate receptor subunit.

– However, the overall level of evidence supporting genetic assessments remains low and cannot yet be endorsed as a clinical tool for mTBI management.

Nevertheless, it certainly warrants future research.Appalachian Americans are an underserved population with increased risk for diseases having strong genetic and environmental precursors.

The purpose of this study is to understand the thoughts and perceptions of genetic research of Appalachian Americans residing in eastern Ohio prior to conducting a genetic research study with this population.Furthermore, adoption studies based on registries in Denmark and Sweden have proved indispensable in our understanding of genetic influences on alcoholism and antisocial behavior, among other disorders (Cloninger, Bohman, & Sigvardsson, ).

Adoption designs are also well suited to assess genotype–environment correlations and interactions.