Tag: ComplexTraits

The Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam, NL

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Teaching at the “Advances in GWAS” course in Rotterdam next week

Next week (starting Monday January 30 2017) Yurii and I will be in Rotterdam at the Erasmus University Medical Center where we will teach in the “Advances in Genome-Wide Associations” course of NIHES. This course is part of the Master’s programme in Health Sciences and is compulsory for those who follow the specialisation “Genetic Epidemiology”. […]

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Detecting variants shared between traits, detecting potential causality from GWAS summary data

Pickrell et al. (Pickrell et al., 2016) come up with a very nice approach which uses summary-level data to detect variants exhibiting effects on multiple traits. They also propose use of multi-locus information to infer causative relations between traits. The manuscript starts with reminding the reader that the observed association between a genetic variant and multiple […]

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Better eQTLs for integrative functional genomics? – discussion on SMR/HEIDI

This is a follow-up post to the mini-review of the work of Zhu et al. [1] and is a reaction to tweet from @JosephPowell_UQ 🙂 In short, in Zhu et al. [1] have used eQTL results from peripheral blood to answer the question of potential biological function affected by genetic variation associated with five complex trait. Using such eQTLs may […]

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