Area of Genomic Medicine

The Area of Genomic Medicine is devised as a scientific production structure which will preferably include research groups centred on work in the area of genetic epidemiology of some of the main public health problems (cancer, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, rare diseases, etc.).

Genetic epidemiology is a discipline takes care of studying the role of genetic factors and their interaction with environmental factors in the aetiology of human disease. Genetic epidemiology combines the genetic method with the epidemiological method to study genetic variation in human populations and their relation with normal and pathological phenotypical changes.