Bill Wheeler

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We report a new method to estimate the predictive performance of polygenic models for risk prediction and assess predictive performance for ten complex traits or common diseases. Using estimates of effect-size distribution and heritability derived from current studies, we project that although 45% of the variance of height has been attributed to SNPs, a(More)
Four loci have been associated with pancreatic cancer through genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Pathway-based analysis of GWAS data is a complementary approach to identify groups of genes or biological pathways enriched with disease-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) whose individual effect sizes may be too small to be detected by(More)
Writing good programs for high performance parallel computers is di cult. The programmer must have a deep understanding of the underlying machine architecture. Issues such as memory hierarchy, communication topology, processor architecture, task scheduling, and processor allocation, can have a dramatic e ect on a program's performance. What makes matters di(More)
Large case/control genome-wide association studies (GWAS) often include groups of related individuals with known relationships. When testing for associations at a given locus, current methods incorporate only the familial relationships between individuals. Here, we introduce the chromosome-based Quasi Likelihood Score (cQLS) statistic that incorporates(More)
A discrete time cell cycle kinetics model is developed to account for the effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy, particularly including the existence of cells destined to die. A model structure is determined from related experiments, leaving key parameter values undetermined. These values are found by determining the best least squares fit of the predicted to(More)
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