A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?

A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.

A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.

Mendel
Modern Synthesis, 1937
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