Introduction to genetic association studies.

  title={Introduction to genetic association studies.},
  author={Cathryn M. Lewis and Jo Knight},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor protocols},
  volume={2012 3},
Genetic association studies are used to find candidate genes or genome regions that contribute to a specific disease by testing for a correlation between disease status and genetic variation. This article provides a broad outline of the design and analysis of such studies, focusing on case-control studies in candidate genes or regions. 

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