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Robust joint analysis allowing for model uncertainty in two-stage genetic association studies

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Robust joint analysis allowing for model uncertainty in two-stage genetic association studies
Background: The cost efficient two-stage design is often used in genome-wide association studies (GWASs) in searching for genetic loci underlying the susceptibility for complex diseases. Replication-based analysis, which considers data from each stage separately, often suffers from loss of efficiency. Joint test that combines data from both stages has been proposed and widely used to improve efficiency. However, existing joint analyses are based on test statistics derived under an assumed genetic model, and thus might not have robust performance when the assumed genetic model is not appropriate. Results: In this paper, we propose joint analyses based on two robust tests, MERT and MAX3, for GWASs under a two-stage design. We developed computationally efficient procedures and formulas for significant level evaluation and power calculation. The performances of the proposed approaches are investigated through the extensive simulation studies and a real example. Numerical results show that...
Dongdong Pan, Qizhai Li, Ningning Jiang, Aiyi Liu,
Added 24 Aug 2011
Updated 24 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where BMCBI
Authors Dongdong Pan, Qizhai Li, Ningning Jiang, Aiyi Liu, Kai F. Yu
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