Tag: GWAS

Yurii Aulchenko lecturing at the RSSSO 2014

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Recorded lectures of the RSSSO 2014 now available on YouTube

Back in 2014 we initiated the Research Summer School in Statistical Omics with the help of many friends and colleagues, and with the support (financial and other) from various sources, including the EU-funded MIMOmics project, in which we participate, and the EU-funded Integra-Life project. In a period of two weeks we immersed 13 students (and […]

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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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