The first is where hospitals set up remote sites, with its own staffing, to provide diagnostic capabilities with basic linkage
to the main healthcare facility.
The emphasis throughout is on being able to figure out: "What does this segment of DNA do?" and "Which segment of DNA does this?" Chapters cover basic molecular biology for statistical genetics and genomics, basics of likelihood based statistics, markers and physical mapping, basic linkage
analysis, extensions of the basic model for parametric linkage, nonparametric linkage and association analysis, sequence alignment, significance of alignments and alignment in practice, hidden Markov models, feature recognition in biopolymers, multiple alignment and sequence feature discovery, statistical genomics, detecting differential expression, cluster analysis in genomics, and classification in genomics.