Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2012

Journal/Book/Conference Title

PLOS ONE

Volume

7

DOI of Original Publication

10.1371/journal.pone.0048653

Comments

Originally Published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0048653

Date of Submission

November 2014

Abstract

Population structure can be a source of both false-positive and false-negative findings in a genome-wide association study. This article proposes an approach that helps to reduce the false-positives. It consists of homogenizing the diseased/healthy phenotype ratio across the cohort, by decreasing the statistical weight of selected individuals. After homogenization, the cohort is statistically handled as if originating from a single well-mixed population. The method was applied to homogenize a Parkinson's disease genome-wide association study cohort.

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Copyright: © 2012 Valente et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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VCU Study of Biological Complexity Publications

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