Volume 10 Supplement 7

Genetic Analysis Workshop 19: Sequence, Blood Pressure and Expression Data. Proceedings.


Publication of the proceedings of Genetic Analysis Workshop 19 was supported by National Institutes of Health grant R01 GM031575. Articles have undergone the journal's standard review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Vienna, Austria

24-26 August 2014

Workshop website.

Edited by CMT Greenwood, JW MacCluer and L Almasy.

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    Genetic Analysis Workshop 19: methods and strategies for analyzing human sequence and gene expression data in extended families and unrelated individuals

    Genetic Analysis Workshop 19 provided a platform for developing and evaluating statistical methods to analyze whole-genome sequence and gene expression data from a pedigree-based sample, as well as whole-exome...

    Corinne D. Engelman, Celia M. T. Greenwood, Julia N. Bailey, Rita M. Cantor, Jack W. Kent Jr, Inke R. König, Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Phillip E. Melton, Stephanie A. Santorico, Arne Schillert, Ellen M. Wijsman, Jean W. MacCluer and Laura Almasy

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):19

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Omics-squared: human genomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic data for genetic analysis workshop 19

    The Genetic Analysis Workshops (GAW) are a forum for development, testing, and comparison of statistical genetic methods and software. Each contribution to the workshop includes an application to a specified d...

    John Blangero, Tanya M. Teslovich, Xueling Sim, Marcio A. Almeida, Goo Jun, Thomas D. Dyer, Matthew Johnson, Juan M. Peralta, Alisa Manning, Andrew R. Wood, Christian Fuchsberger, Jack W. Kent Jr, David A. Aguilar, Jennifer E. Below, Vidya S. Farook, Rector Arya…

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):20

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Genetic complexity at expression quantitative trait loci

    Identifying variants that regulate gene expression and delineating their genetic architecture is a critical next step in our endeavors to better understand the genetic etiology of complex diseases. The appropr...

    Rita M. Cantor, Calvin Pan and Kimberly Siegmund

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):37

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Finding potential cis-regulatory loci using allele-specific chromatin accessibility as weights in a kernel-based variance component test

    We present a novel approach to detect potential cis-acting regulatory loci that combines the functional potential, an empirical DNase-seq based estimate of the allele-specificity of DNase-I hypersensitivity sites...

    Juan Manuel Peralta, Marcio Almeida, Lawrence J. Abraham, Eric Moses and John Blangero

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):50

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Association of genetic variations and gene expression in a family-based study

    Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) maps are considered a valuable resource in studying complex diseases. The availability of gene expression data from the Genetic Analysis Workshop 19 (GAW19) provides ...

    Achilleas N. Pitsillides, Seung-Hoan Choi, John D. Hogan, Jaeyoung Hong and Honghuang Lin

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):31

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Gene coexpression network analysis for family studies based on a meta-analytic approach

    For a better understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in complex traits or diseases, networks are often useful tools in genetic studies: coexpression networks based on pairwise correlations between ...

    Renaud Tissier, Hae-Won Uh, Erik van den Akker, Brunilda Balliu, Spyridoula Tsonaka and Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):35

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Identifying regions of disease-related variants in admixed populations with the summation partition approach

    We propose a new method for identifying disease-related regions of single nucleotide variants in recently admixed populations. We use principal component analysis to derive both global and local ancestry infor...

    Jonathan Auerbach, Michael Agne, Rachel Fan, Adeline Lo, Shaw-Hwa Lo, Tian Zheng and Pei Wang

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):32

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Comparing machine learning and logistic regression methods for predicting hypertension using a combination of gene expression and next-generation sequencing data

    Machine learning methods continue to show promise in the analysis of data from genetic association studies because of the high number of variables relative to the number of observations. However, few best prac...

    Elizabeth Held, Joshua Cape and Nathan Tintle

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):34

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Comparison of parametric and machine methods for variable selection in simulated Genetic Analysis Workshop 19 data

    Current findings from genetic studies of complex human traits often do not explain a large proportion of the estimated variation of these traits due to genetic factors. This could be, in part, due to overly st...

    Emily R. Holzinger, Silke Szymczak, James Malley, Elizabeth W. Pugh, Hua Ling, Sean Griffith, Peng Zhang, Qing Li, Cheryl D. Cropp and Joan E. Bailey-Wilson

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):52

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    A clustering approach to identify rare variants associated with hypertension

    With the development of the next-generation sequencing technology, the influence of rare variants on complex disease has gathered increasing attention. In this paper, we propose a clustering-based approach, th...

    Rui Sun, Qiao Deng, Inchi Hu, Benny Chung-Ying Zee and Maggie Haitian Wang

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):24

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    Homozygosity disequilibrium and its gene regulation

    Homozygosity disequilibrium (HD) describes a nonrandom pattern of sizable runs of homozygosity (ROH) that deviated from a random distribution of homozygotes and heterozygotes in the genome. In this study, we d...

    Hsin-Chou Yang and Yu-Ting Lin

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):27

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    A general method for combining different family-based rare-variant tests of association to improve power and robustness of a wide range of genetic architectures

    Current rare-variant, gene-based tests of association often suffer from a lack of statistical power to detect genotype–phenotype associations as a result of a lack of prior knowledge of genetic disease models ...

    Alden Green, Kaitlyn Cook, Kelsey Grinde, Alessandra Valcarcel and Nathan Tintle

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):23

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    The impact of genetic structure on sequencing analysis

    Genome-wide association studies have made substantial progress in identifying common variants associated with human diseases. Despite such success, a large portion of heritability remains unexplained. Evolutio...

    Sneha Jadhav, Olga A. Vsevolozhskaya, Xiaoran Tong and Qing Lu

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):60

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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    On combining family- and population-based sequencing data

    Several statistical group-based approaches have been proposed to detect effects of variation within a gene for each of the population- and family-based designs. However, unified tests to combine gene-phenotype...

    Yuriko Katsumata and David W. Fardo

    BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):21

    Published on: 18 October 2016

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