S-Space Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) Dept. of Public Health (보건학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_보건학과)
Family-based association analysis: a fast and efficient method of multivariate association analysis with multiple variants
- Won, Sungho; Kim, Wonji; Lee, Sungyoung; Lee, Young; Sung, Joohon; Park, Taesung
- Issue Date
- BioMed Central
- BMC Bioinformatics, 16(1):46
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Many disease phenotypes are outcomes of the complicated interplay between multiple genes, and multiple phenotypes are affected by a single or multiple genotypes. Therefore, joint analysis of multiple phenotypes and multiple markers has been considered as an efficient strategy for genome-wide association analysis, and in this work we propose an omnibus family-based association test for the joint analysis of multiple genotypes and multiple phenotypes.
The proposed test can be applied for both quantitative and dichotomous phenotypes, and it is robust under the presence of population substructure, as long as large-scale genomic data is available. Using simulated data, we showed that our method is statistically more efficient than the existing methods, and the practical relevance is illustrated by application of the approach to obesity-related phenotypes.
The proposed method may be more statistically efficient than the existing methods. The application was developed in C++ and is available at the following URL: