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2006

Genetics and Genomics

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Exploration Of Distributional Models For A Novel Intensity-Dependent Normalization , Nicola Lama, Patrizia Boracchi, Elia Mario Biganzoli Oct 2006

Exploration Of Distributional Models For A Novel Intensity-Dependent Normalization , Nicola Lama, Patrizia Boracchi, Elia Mario Biganzoli

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Currently used gene intensity-dependent normalization methods, based on regression smoothing techniques, usually approach the two problems of location bias detrending and data re-scaling without taking into account the censoring characteristic of certain gene expressions produced by experiment measurement constraints or by previous normalization steps. Moreover, the bias vs variance balance control of normalization procedures is not often discussed but left to the user's experience. Here an approximate maximum likelihood procedure to fit a model smoothing the dependences of log-fold gene expression differences on average gene intensities is presented. Central tendency and scaling factor were modeled by means of B-splines ...


A Unifying Approach For Haplotype Analysis Of Quantitative Traits In Family-Based Association Studies: Testing And Estimating Gene-Environment Interactions With Complex Exposure Variables, Stijn Vansteelandt, Christoph Lange Sep 2006

A Unifying Approach For Haplotype Analysis Of Quantitative Traits In Family-Based Association Studies: Testing And Estimating Gene-Environment Interactions With Complex Exposure Variables, Stijn Vansteelandt, Christoph Lange

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We propose robust and e±cient tests and estimators for gene-environment/gene-drug interactions in family-based association studies. The methodology is designed for studies in which haplotypes, quantitative pheno- types and complex exposure/treatment variables are analyzed. Using causal inference methodology, we derive family-based association tests and estimators for the genetic main effects and the interactions. The tests and estimators are robust against population admixture and strati¯cation without requiring adjustment for confounding variables. We illustrate the practical relevance of our approach by an application to a COPD study. The data analysis suggests a gene-environment interaction between a SNP in the ...