Andrew W. George

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We present the first results from a novel multiparent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC) population derived from four elite wheat cultivars. The large size of this MAGIC population (1579 progeny), its diverse genetic composition and high levels of recombination all contribute to its value as a genetic resource. Applications of this resource include(More)
There is a growing need for the development of statistical techniques capable of mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in general outbred animal populations. Presently used variance component methods, which correctly account for the complex relationships that may exist between individuals, are challenged by the difficulties incurred through unknown marker(More)
A fast, partly recursive deterministic method for calculating Identity-by-Descent (IBD) probabilities was developed with the objective of using IBD in Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping. The method combined a recursive method for a single marker locus with a method to estimate IBD between sibs using multiple markers. Simulated data was used to compare(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of a neuroleptic (haloperidol) to a monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant (phenelzine sulfate) against the affective, cognitive, and impulsive-aggressive symptoms of criteria-defined borderline inpatients in an effort to dissect apart affective and schizotypal symptom patterns or subtypes using medication response. (More)
UNLABELLED Multiparent crosses of recombinant inbred lines provide opportunity to map markers and quantitative trait loci (QTL) with much greater resolution than is possible in biparental crosses. Realizing the full potential of these crosses requires computational tools capable of handling the increased statistical complexity of the analyses. R/mpMap(More)
Multipoint linkage analyses of genetic data on extended pedigrees can involve exact computations which are infeasible. Markov chain Monte Carlo methods represent an attractive alternative, greatly extending the range of models and data sets for which analysis is practical. In this paper, several advances in Markov chain Monte Carlo theory, namely joint(More)
The authors assessed the frequency of schizotypal symptoms in 48 criteria-defined borderline patients. In the total sample schizotypal symptoms were surprisingly common; the average patient had more than seven symptoms and every patient at least one. Even in the "pure" DSM-III borderline subgroup, 67% of the patients had perceptual symptoms, 92% had(More)
The authors report the final results of a 4-year study of amitriptyline and haloperidol in 90 symptomatic borderline inpatients. Medication trials were double-blind and placebo controlled and lasted 5 weeks. Haloperidol (4-16 mg/day) produced significant improvement over placebo in global functioning, depression, hostility, schizotypal symptoms, and(More)
In symptomatic patients with borderline disorder, we conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of haloperidol and amitriptyline hydrochloride to test the differential efficacy of medication against the affective and schizotypal symptoms that characterize the disorder. Sixty-one patients, diagnosed by the Diagnostic Interview for Borderline of(More)