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Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research$
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Andrew Pickles, Barbara Maughan, and Michael Wadsworth

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528487

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528487.001.0001

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Designs for large life course studies of genetic effects

Designs for large life course studies of genetic effects

(p.81) Chapter 4 Designs for large life course studies of genetic effects
Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Camilla Stoltenberg

Andrew Pickles

Oxford University Press

The need to investigate genetic aetiology has led to studies of an unprecedented size and cost. This chapter reviews designs, methods of genetic analysis, and some current major studies including case-control, cohort, and collaborative studies. It assesses critically the potential of these major data sources for life course research.

Keywords:   population biobanks, epigenetics, natural experiments, data sources

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