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Spatial normalization improves the quality of genotype calling for Affymetrix SNP 6.0 arrays

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Spatial normalization improves the quality of genotype calling for Affymetrix SNP 6.0 arrays
Background: Microarray measurements are susceptible to a variety of experimental artifacts, some of which give rise to systematic biases that are spatially dependent in a unique way on each chip. It is likely that such artifacts affect many SNP arrays, but the normalization methods used in currently available genotyping algorithms make no attempt at spatial bias correction. Here, we propose an effective single-chip spatial bias removal procedure for Affymetrix 6.0 SNP arrays or platforms with similar design features. This procedure deals with both extreme and subtle biases and is intended to be applied before standard genotype calling algorithms. Results: Application of the spatial bias adjustments on HapMap samples resulted in higher genotype call rates with equal or even better accuracy for thousands of SNPs. Consequently the normalization procedure is expected to lead to more meaningful biological inferences and could be valuable for genome-wide SNP analysis. Conclusions: Spatial n...
High-Seng Chai, Terry M. Therneau, Kent R. Bailey,
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors High-Seng Chai, Terry M. Therneau, Kent R. Bailey, Jean-Pierre Kocher
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