Epigenetic epidemiology of common complex disease: prospects for prediction, prevention, and treatment

PLoS Med. 2010 Oct 26;7(10):e1000356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000356.

Abstract

As part of the PLoS Epigenetics Collection, Caroline Relton and George Davey Smith discuss the potential of epigenetics for the treatment and prevention of common complex diseases, including cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease*
  • Epigenesis, Genetic* / physiology
  • Humans
  • Metagenomics / methods*
  • Models, Biological
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Preventive Medicine / methods*
  • Prognosis
  • Rare Diseases / diagnosis
  • Rare Diseases / epidemiology
  • Rare Diseases / genetics
  • Rare Diseases / therapy
  • Therapeutics / methods*
  • Translational Medical Research / methods
  • Translational Medical Research / trends