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An eScience-Bayes strategy for analyzing omics data

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An eScience-Bayes strategy for analyzing omics data
Background: The omics fields promise to revolutionize our understanding of biology and biomedicine. However, their potential is compromised by the challenge to analyze the huge datasets produced. Analysis of omics data is plagued by the curse of dimensionality, resulting in imprecise estimates of model parameters and performance. Moreover, the integration of omics data with other data sources is difficult to shoehorn into classical statistical models. This has resulted in ad hoc approaches to address specific problems. Results: We present a general approach to omics data analysis that alleviates these problems. By combining eScience and Bayesian methods, we retrieve scientific information and data from multiple sources and coherently incorporate them into large models. These models improve the accuracy of predictions and offer new insights into the underlying mechanisms. This "eScience-Bayes" approach is demonstrated in two proof-of-principle applications, one for breast can...
Martin Eklund, Ola Spjuth, Jarl E. S. Wikberg
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Martin Eklund, Ola Spjuth, Jarl E. S. Wikberg
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