Michael V. Osier

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We have developed a publicly accessible database (ALFRED, the ALlele FREquency Database) that catalogues allele frequency data for a wide range of population samples and DNA polymorphisms. This database is web-accessible through our laboratory (Kidd Lab) Web site: http://info.med.yale.edu/genetics/kkidd. ALFRED currently contains data on 60 populations and(More)
BACKGROUND The development of software tools that analyze microarray data in the context of genetic knowledgebases is being pursued by multiple research groups using different methods. A common problem for many of these tools is how to correct for multiple statistical testing since simple corrections are overly conservative and more sophisticated(More)
The deluge of data from the human genome project (HGP) presents new opportunities for molecular anthropologists to study human variation through the promise of vast numbers of new polymorphisms (e.g., single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs). Collecting the resulting data into a single, easily accessible resource will be important to facilitate this(More)
In recent studies of the role of the alcohol dehydrogenase genes (ADH) in alcoholism the ADH1B Arg47His polymorphism appears to affect risk via a protective effect associated with the ADH1B*47His. Here we present evidence for an additional effect from outside the Class I ADH genes, presumably from functional variation at the ADH7 gene. The protective effect(More)
Elaboration of ALFRED (http://alfred.med.yale.edu) is being continued in two directions. One of which is developing tools for efficiently annotating the entries and checking the integrity of the data already in the database while the other is to increase the quantity and accessibility of data. Information contained in ALFRED such as, polymorphic sites,(More)
We present a Web-accessible database (ALFRED) that allows public access to gene frequency data for a diverse set of population samples and genetic systems. The data in ALFRED are modeled based on the experience and needs of a single laboratory, but with the expectation that the database will meet the needs of a much broader scientific community that needs(More)
ALFRED (the ALelle FREquency Database) is designed to store and disseminate frequencies of alleles at human polymorphic sites for multiple populations, primarily for the population genetics and molecular anthropology communities. Currently ALFRED has information on over 180 polymorphic sites for more than 70 populations. Since our initial release of the(More)
Our laboratory has developed a method of particle exposure whereby anesthetized rats intratracheally inhale, at a regulated breathing rate and pressure, an aerosolized test material. This method is capable of delivering considerable doses in a short time period and, unlike the commonly used method of intratracheal instillation, does so with an even particle(More)
The high volume and complexity of microarray data has created both opportunities and challenges for bioinformaticians or computational biologists as the genome-wide analysis of expression data requires advanced database, computational, and statistical approaches. This technical report focuses on the database aspect of microarray informatics research. While(More)