Robust ascertainment-adjusted parameter estimation.

Abstract

Nonrandom ascertainment is commonly used in genetic studies of rare diseases, since this design is often more convenient than the random-sampling design. When there is an underlying latent heterogeneity, Epstein et al. ([2002] Am. J. Hum. Genet. 70:886-895) showed that it is possible to get unbiased or consistent estimation of population parameters under… (More)

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