Score tests of genetic association in the presence of linkage based on the additive genetic gamma frailty model.

@article{Zhong2004ScoreTO,
  title={Score tests of genetic association in the presence of linkage based on the additive genetic gamma frailty model.},
  author={Xiaoyun Zhong and Hongzhe Li},
  journal={Biostatistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={307-27}
}
Nuclear families with multiple affected sibs are often collected for genetic linkage analysis of complex diseases. Once linkage evidence is established, dense markers are often typed in the linked region for genetic association analysis based on linkage disequilibrium (LD). Detection of association in the presence of linkage localizes disease genes more accurately than the methods that rely on linkage alone. However, test of association due to LD in the linked region needs to account for… CONTINUE READING