Yongkang Kim

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The genetic architecture of common traits, including the number, frequency, and effect sizes of inherited variants that contribute to individual risk, has been long debated. Genome-wide association studies have identified scores of common variants associated with type 2 diabetes, but in aggregate, these explain only a fraction of the heritability of this(More)
microRNA (miRNA) expression plays an influential role in cancer classification and malignancy, and miRNAs are feasible as alternative diagnostic markers for pancreatic cancer, a highly aggressive neoplasm with silent early symptoms, high metastatic potential, and resistance to conventional therapies. In this study, we evaluated the benefits of multi-omics(More)
To find genetic association between complex diseases and phenotypic traits, one important procedure is conducting a joint analysis. Multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR) is an efficient method of examining the interactions between genes in genetic association studies. It commonly assumes a dichotomous classification of the binary phenotypes. Its usual(More)
Variable selection methods play an important role in high-dimensional statistical modeling and analysis. Computational cost and estimation accuracy are the two main concerns for statistical inference from ultrahigh-dimensional data. In particular, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), which focus on identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
Erratum After publication of this article [1] it was brought to the Editors' attention that there were inaccurate descriptions of validation data in its abstract and list of abbreviations. For the validation, we used the three datasets from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), not the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The corrected description for line 8–10 in abstract(More)
BACKGROUND For correct interpretation of the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), the values should be comparable to reference values. We aimed to suggest a way to calibrate KNHANES HDL-C data from 2008 to 2015 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(More)
Over the last decade, many analytical methods and tools have been developed for microarray data. The detection of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) among different treatment groups is often a primary purpose of microarray data analysis. In addition, association studies investigating the relationship between genes and a phenotype of interest such as(More)
Glucose tolerance tests have been devised to determine the speed of blood glucose clearance. Diabetes is often tested with the standard oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), along with fasting glucose level. However, no single test may be sufficient for the diagnosis, and the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has(More)