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Gene expression data frequently contain missing values, however, most down-stream analyses for microarray experiments require complete data. In the literature many methods have been proposed to estimate missing values via information of the correlation patterns within the gene expression matrix. Each method has its own advantages, but the specific(More)
Altered genetic recombination has been identified as the first molecular correlate of chromosome nondisjunction in both humans and model organisms. Little evidence has emerged to link maternal age--long recognized as the primary risk factor for nondisjunction--with altered recombination, although some studies have provided hints of such a relationship. To(More)
An association has been reported between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoporosis, perhaps attributable to the presence of common risk factors. To assess this possibility, we measured areal bone mineral density (BMD) and carotid artery intimal medial thickness (IMT), a measure of preclinical atherosclerosis, in 535 women and 335 men from the San(More)
Persistent postmastectomy pain (PPMP) is a major individual and public health problem. Increasingly, psychosocial factors such as anxiety and catastrophizing are being revealed as crucial contributors to individual differences in pain processing and outcomes. Furthermore, differences in patients' responses to standardized quantitative sensory testing (QST)(More)
UNLABELLED Persistent postmastectomy pain (PPMP) is increasingly recognized as a major individual and public health problem. Although previous studies have investigated surgical, medical, and demographic risk factors, in this study we aimed to more clearly elucidate the relationship of psychosocial factors to PPMP. Postmastectomy patients (611) were queried(More)
The genetic contribution to age-related bone loss is not well understood. We estimated that genes accounted for 25–45% of variation in 5-year change in bone mineral density in men and women. An autosome-wide linkage scan yielded no significant evidence for chromosomal regions implicated in bone loss. The contribution of genetics to acquisition of peak bone(More)
We previously detected strong evidence for linkage of forearm bone mineral density (BMD) to chromosome 4p (lod=4.3) in a set of 29 large Mexican American families. Fibroblast growth factor binding protein 1 (FGFBP1) is a strong candidate gene for bone homeostasis in this region. We sequenced the coding region of FGFBP1 in a subset of our Mexican American(More)
There are also many people who contributed to the development of this dissertation, and without whose help it would not have been possible. Information Science provided active debates encouraged these ideas. Members of the discussed and debated these ideas. Daniel Kulp (Univ. Penn. Materials Science) provided fertile discussions on the physics analogs which(More)
US Hispanic/Latino individuals are diverse in genetic ancestry, culture, and environmental exposures. Here, we characterized and controlled for this diversity in genome-wide association studies (GWASs) for the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). We simultaneously estimated population-structure principal components (PCs) robust to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Glycoprotein 6 (GP6) is a platelet-specific collagen receptor implicated in the thrombotic pathway to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but a possible genetic relationship between GP6 and AMI is poorly understood. We tested for the genetic association between AMI and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 24 loci, including GP6. (More)