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Genomics
Proteins & Proteomics
Evolution & Phylogenetics
Microbial Diversity
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Introduction
Why Do Diseases Emerge?
The Human Body as an Ecosystem
The Emergence of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Mechanisms of Resistance
Microbial Adaptation and Change
Lateral Gene Transfer
Transposons
Travel, Demographics, and Susceptibility
New Technologies
Animal Reservoirs
Insect Vectors
Climate and Weather
Preventing and Controlling Emerging Infectious Disease
HIV & AIDS
Genetics of Development
Cell Biology & Cancer
Human Evolution
Neurobiology
Biology of Sex & Gender
Biodiversity
Genetically Modified Organisms
Why Do Diseases Emerge?

Table 1. Disease factors
Many factors contribute to the emergence of disease; outbreaks of existing diseases or the emergence of new ones typically involve several of these factors acting simultaneously. Predicting and controlling emerging infection ultimately requires coming to terms with biocomplexity - the elaborate interrelationships between biological systems (including human social systems) and their physical environments.

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