1. University of Massachusetts biostatisticians use new data analysis approach to 'advance genetic knowledge of many diseases'

    University of Massachusetts biostatisticians use new data analysis approach to 'advance genetic knowledge of many diseases'

    Foulkes, who directs the Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at UMass Amherst, explains that MixMAP draws on a principled statistical modeling framework and the vast array of summary data now available from genetic association studies to formally test at a new, locus-level, association.

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