Thesis Papers: Describe how mapping the human genome is helping to define the etiologic roles of environmental and genetic factors in disease.

Thesis Papers: Describe how mapping the human genome is helping to define the etiologic roles of environmental and genetic factors in disease.

1. Explain confounding, and discuss possible ways to deal with confounding in the design and analysis of epidemiologic studies.

2. Explain how genetic markers are used to assess the genetic basis of disease. Provide at least one example for the use of genetic markers.

3. Describe interaction, and present a framework for detecting whether two factors interact to influence the risk of disease. Provide at least one example of interaction.

4. Describe how mapping the human genome is helping to define the etiologic roles of environmental and genetic factors in disease.