Population genetics and population biology: what did they bring to the epidemiology of transmissible diseases? An e-debate
Morgan, U.M., Ochman, H., Renaud, F. and Tibayrenc, M. (2001) Population genetics and population biology: what did they bring to the epidemiology of transmissible diseases? An e-debate. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 1 (2). pp. 161-166.
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1. First question
The definition of the CDC for molecular epidemiology is: “the various techniques derived from immunology, biochemistry, and genetics for typing or subtyping pathogens”. This definition is technology-based and does not make any reference to evolutionary genetic concepts. Do you think that this approach is misleading for medical and epidemiological applications, or do you think that molecular epidemiology can be performed based only on technology?
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Copyright:||© 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.|
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