Biological sample collection and processing for molecular epidemiological studies.

@article{Holland2003BiologicalSC,
  title={Biological sample collection and processing for molecular epidemiological studies.},
  author={Nina Titenko Holland and Martyn Thomas Smith and Brenda Eskenazi and Maria Bastaki},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={2003},
  volume={543 3},
  pages={217-34}
}
Molecular epidemiology uses biomarkers and advanced technology to refine the investigation of the relationship between environmental exposures and diseases in humans. It requires careful handling and storage of precious biological samples with the goals of obtaining a large amount of information from limited samples, and minimizing future research costs by use of banked samples. Many factors, such as tissue type, time of collection, containers used, preservatives and other additives, transport… CONTINUE READING

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