Asuman Turkmen

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Genome-wide association studies are largely based on single-nucleotide polymorphisms and rest on the common disease/common variants (single-nucleotide polymorphisms) hypothesis. However, it has been argued in the last few years and is well accepted now that rare variants are valuable for studying common diseases. Although current genome-wide association(More)
The difference based estimation in partially linear models is an approach designed to estimate parametric component by using the ordinary least squares estimator after removing the nonparametric component from the model by differencing. However, it is known that least squares estimates do not provide useful information for the majority of data when the(More)
With the advent of next-generation sequencing technology, rare variant association analysis is increasingly being conducted to identify genetic variants associated with complex traits. In recent years, significant effort has been devoted to develop powerful statistical methods to test such associations for population-based designs. However, there has been(More)
For almost all complex traits studied in humans, the identified genetic variants discovered to date have accounted for only a small portion of the estimated trait heritability. Consequently, several methods have been developed to identify rare single-nucleotide variants associated with complex traits for population-based designs. Because rare disease(More)
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