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The problem of multilocus linkage analysis is expressed as a graphical model, making explicit a previously implicit connection, and recent developments in the field are described in this context. A novel application of blocked Gibbs sampling for Bayesian networks is developed to generate inheritance matrices from an irreducible Markov chain. This is used as(More)
OBJECTIVE Electronically linked datasets have become an important part of clinical research. Information from multiple sources can be used to identify comorbid conditions and patient outcomes, measure use of healthcare services, and enrich demographic and clinical variables of interest. Innovative approaches for creating research infrastructure beyond a(More)
Pairwise linkage disequilibrium, haplotype blocks, and recombination hotspots provide only a partial description of the patterns of dependences and independences between the allelic states at proximal loci. On the gross scale, where recombination and spatial relationships dominate, the associations can be reasonably described in these terms. However, on the(More)
Probabilistic record linkage is a method commonly used to determine whether demographic records refer to the same person. The Fellegi-Sunter method is a probabilistic approach that uses field weights based on log likelihood ratios to determine record similarity. This paper introduces an extension of the Fellegi-Sunter method that incorporates approximate(More)
This paper describes a novel algorithm to analyze genetic linkage data using pattern recognition techniques and genetic algorithms (GA). The method allows a search for regions of the chromosome that may contain genetic variations that jointly predispose individuals for a particular disease. The method uses correlation analysis, filtering theory and genetic(More)
  • Bryony A Thompson, Marc S Greenblatt, Maxime P Vallee, Johanna C Herkert, Chloe Tessereau, Erin L Young +15 others
  • 2013
Classification of rare missense substitutions observed during genetic testing for patient management is a considerable problem in clinical genetics. The Bayesian integrated evaluation of unclassified variants is a solution originally developed for BRCA1/2. Here, we take a step toward an analogous system for the mismatch repair (MMR) genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6,(More)
SUMMARY Graphical modeling is used to extend the gene counting method to compute maximum likelihood estimates of allele frequencies for samples of individuals related in extended pedigrees. Genotypes may be missing or partially observed, and error rates can be simultaneously estimated. AVAILABILITY The Java classes and Javadocs pages for \mathsf\hbox(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The goals of this investigation were to study the temporal relationships between the demands for key resources in the emergency department (ED) and the inpatient hospital, and to develop multivariate forecasting models. METHODS Hourly data were collected from three diverse hospitals for the year 2006. Descriptive analysis and model fitting(More)