Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Disease Risk Assessment

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_203

Definition

Disease risk assessment could be defined as the systematic evaluation and identification of risk factors responsible for a disease, estimation of risk levels and finding possible ways to counter the onset and progression of a disease within the population. The following facts are very important and considered for disease risk assessment (Fig. 1):
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BioCOS Life Sciences Private LimitedBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.BioCOS Life Sciences Pvt. Limited, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied BiotechnologyBangaloreIndia