Saturday, December 5, 2009

Applications of Biostatistics

Applications of biostatistics
Public health, including epidemiology, health services research, nutrition, and environmental health
Design and analysis of clinical trials in medicine
Genomics, population genetics, in order to link variation in genotype with a variation in phenotype. This has been used in agriculture to improve crops and farm animals (animal breeding). In biomedical research, this work can assist in finding candidates for gene that can cause or influence predisposition to disease in human genetics
Ecology, ecological forecasting
Biological sequence analysis
Statistical methods are beginning to be integrated into medical informatics, public health informatics, and bioinformatics

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