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TreeDT: gene mapping by tree disequilibrium test

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TreeDT: gene mapping by tree disequilibrium test
We introduce and evaluate TreeDT, a novel gene mapping method which is based on discovering and assessing tree-like patterns in genetic marker data. Gene mapping aims at discovering a statistical connection from a particular disease or trait to a narrow region in the genome. In a typical case-control setting, data consists of genetic markers typed for a set of disease-associated chromosomes and a set of control chromosomes. A computer scientist would view this data as a set of strings. TreeDT extracts, essentially in the form of substrings and prefix trees, information about the historical recombinations in the population. This information is used to locate fragments potentially inherited from a common diseased founder, and to map the disease gene into the most likely such fragment. The method measures for each chromosomal location the disequilibrium of the prefix tree of marker strings starting from the location, to assess the distribution of disease-associated chromosomes. We evalua...
Petteri Sevon, Hannu Toivonen, Vesa Ollikainen
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where KDD
Authors Petteri Sevon, Hannu Toivonen, Vesa Ollikainen
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