publication . Article . 2011

A powerful hybrid approach to select top single-nucleotide polymorphisms for genome-wide association study

Wang, Jian; Shete, Sanjay;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: BMC Genetics, volume 12, page 3 (issn: 1471-2156, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Genome-wide association (GWA) study has recently become a powerful approach for detecting genetic variants for common diseases without prior knowledge of the variant's location or function. Generally, in GWA studies, the most significant single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with top-ranked p values are selected in stage one, with follow-up in stage two. The value of selecting SNPs based on statistically significant p values is obvious. However, when minor allele frequencies (MAFs) are relatively low, less-significant p values can still correspond to higher odds ratios (ORs), which might be more useful for predict...
free text keywords: Genetics(clinical), Genetics, Genetic variants, Allele frequency, Disease, Genome-wide association study, Bioinformatics, Single-nucleotide polymorphism, Minor allele frequency, Odds ratio, Biology, QH426-470, Research Article
Funded by
NIH| Genome Wide Association Study of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5R01CA131324-04
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