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Multivariate Gene-Based Association Test on Family Data in MGAS

In analyses of unrelated individuals, the program multivariate gene-based association test by extended Simes (MGAS), which facilitates multivariate gene-based association testing, was shown to have correct Type I error rate and superior statistical power compared to other multivariate gene-based approaches. Here we show, through simulation, that MGAS can also be applied to data ...

MGAS: a powerful tool for multivariate gene-based genome-wide association analysis

Motivation: Standard genome-wide association studies, testing the association between one phenotype and a large number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), are limited in two ways: (i) traits are often multivariate, and analysis of composite scores entails loss in statistical power and (ii) gene-based analyses may be preferred, e.g. to decrease the multiple testing problem. ...

A comprehensive framework for prioritizing variants in exome sequencing studies of Mendelian diseases

Exome sequencing strategy is promising for finding novel mutations of human monogenic disorders. However, pinpointing the casual mutation in a small number of samples is still a big challenge. Here, we propose a three-level filtration and prioritization framework to identify the casual mutation(s) in exome sequencing studies. This efficient and comprehensive framework successfully ...

Evaluating the effective numbers of independent tests and significant p-value thresholds in commercial genotyping arrays and public imputation reference datasets

Current genome-wide association studies (GWAS) use commercial genotyping microarrays that can assay over a million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The number of SNPs is further boosted by advanced statistical genotype-imputation algorithms and large SNP databases for reference human populations. The testing of a huge number of SNPs needs to be taken into account in the ...

Predicting Mendelian Disease-Causing Non-Synonymous Single Nucleotide Variants in Exome Sequencing Studies

Exome sequencing is becoming a standard tool for mapping Mendelian disease-causing (or pathogenic) non-synonymous single nucleotide variants (nsSNVs). Minor allele frequency (MAF) filtering approach and functional prediction methods are commonly used to identify candidate pathogenic mutations in these studies. Combining multiple functional prediction methods may increase accuracy ...

A Knowledge-Based Weighting Framework to Boost the Power of Genome-Wide Association Studies

Background We are moving to second-wave analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), characterized by comprehensive bioinformatical and statistical evaluation of genetic associations. Existing biological knowledge is very valuable for GWAS, which may help improve their detection power particularly for disease susceptibility loci of moderate effect size. However, a ...

IGG3: a tool to rapidly integrate large genotype datasets for whole-genome imputation and individual-level meta-analysis

Summary: There is an urgent and increasing demand for integrating large genotype datasets across genome-wide association studies and HapMap project for whole-genome imputation and individual-level meta-analysis. A new algorithm was developed to efficiently merge raw genotypes across large datasets and implemented in the latest version of IGG, IGG3. In addition, IGG3 can integrate ...

Identification of Genes with Allelic Imbalance on 6p Associated with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in Southern Chinese

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignancy of epithelial origin. The etiology of NPC is complex and includes multiple genetic and environmental factors. We employed case-control analysis to study the association of chromosome 6p regions with NPC. In total, 360 subjects and 360 healthy controls were included, and 233 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on 6p were examined. ...

DEPD: a novel database for differentially expressed proteins

Summary: The Differentially Expressed Protein Database was designed to store the output of comparative proteomics studies and provides a publicly available query and analysis platform for data mining. The database contains information about more than 3000 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) manually extracted from the published literature, including relevant biological, ...

SNPP: automating large-scale SNP genotype data management

Summary: To manage high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping data efficiently, we developed a dynamic general database management system—SNPP (SNP Processor). It provides several functions, including data importing with comparison, Mendelian inheritance check within pedigrees, data compiling and exporting. Furthermore, SNPP may generate files for repeat ...