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Challenges in Periodontal Genetics Research

  • Alexandrina L. Dumitrescu
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Abstract

What if you had a dresser drawer filled with thousands of puzzle pieces mixed together from an unknown number of jigsaw puzzles, and you wanted to solve each puzzle separately? How would you begin to sort this out? This puzzle drawer is analogous to what many researchers face when trying to discover the underlying genetic and environmental causes linked to complex forms of human disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandrina L. Dumitrescu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PeriodontologyUniversity of Tromsø Institute of Clinical DentistryTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Private practiceBucharestRomania

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