Applications of biometrics

Applications of biometrics
  • The biometric principles and tools can be applied in the following areas.
  • Public health, including epidemiology, health services research, nutrition, and environmental health
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials in medicine
  • Population genetics, and statistical 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 alleles that can cause or influence predisposition to disease in human genetics
  • Analysis of genomics data, for example from microarray or proteomics experiments. Often concerning diseases or disease stages.
  • Ecology, ecological forecasting
  • Biological sequence analysis
  • Systems biology for gene network inference or pathways analysis

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