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MOTIVATION Admixed populations offer a unique opportunity for mapping diseases that have large disease allele frequency differences between ancestral populations. However, association analysis in such populations is challenging because population stratification may lead to association with loci unlinked to the disease locus. METHODS AND RESULTS We show(More)
As a result of the availability of a very large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphisms, there has been increasing interest in genetic associations involving several closely linked loci. Methods for detection of association between traits and multiple genetic polymorphisms are being rapidly developed, which include the Hotelling's T(2) test and the LD(More)
In genome-wide association studies, new schemes are needed to incorporate multiple-locus information. In this article, we proposed a two-stage sliding-window approach to detect associations between a disease and multiple genetic polymorphisms. In the proposed approach, we measured the genetic association between a disease and a single-nucleotide(More)
Liquid biopsies, examinations of tumor components in body fluids, have shown promise for predicting clinical outcomes. To evaluate tumor-associated genomic and genetic variations in plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and their associations with treatment response and overall survival, we applied whole genome and targeted sequencing to examine the plasma cfDNAs(More)
To determine the effect of grassland degradation on the soil carbon pool in alpine grassland. In this study, we calculated the carbon pool in the above-and below-ground biomass, the soil microbial biomass carbon pool, the total organic carbon pool and the soil total carbon. Grassland degradation has resulted in decreases in biomass and carbon content and(More)
Testing rare variants directly is possible with next-generation sequencing technology. In this article, we propose a sliding-window-based optimal-weighted approach to test for the effects of both rare and common variants across the whole genome. We measured the genetic association between a disease and a combination of variants of a single-nucleotide(More)