HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Simulated populations used to probe gene mapping

y used their own tools and techniques," said co-author Marek Kimmel, professor in the Statistics Department at Rice. "simuPOP is one of the first examples of a new paradigm where the tools of the various disciplines are being used in concert to create a clearer picture of genetic health effects."

"Complex diseases like hypertension and cancer are usually caused by multiple disease-susceptibility genes, environmental factors and interactions between environmental and genetic factors," said co-author Christopher Amos, professor of epidemiology at M. D. Anderson. "In the current study, we show that our method of simulating populations as they move forward in time, over multiple generations, is a practical and useful approach for simulating complex diseases."

Peng said the latest findings are preliminary but they confirm that known statistical genetic methods are limited in their ability to accurately identify the genetic interactions implicated in complex diseases. Peng said the findings are useful because they identify which methods work best with particular types of populations. He said simuPOP could be useful in developing and testing new methods for gene mapping, and he's already gotten interest from more than 20 research groups that are interested in using the program.


'"/>


23-Mar-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers track snakes to study populations, behavior
2. Caribbean frog populations started with single, ancient voyage on South American raft
3. Viable tiger populations, tiger trade incompatible
4. Individuals and populations differ in gene activity levels, not just genes
5. Antarctic warming to reduce animals at base of ecosystem, shift some penguin populations southward
6. Researchers make progress in studying genetic traits of India-born populations
7. Ongoing collapse of coral reef shark populations
8. Floating lovers count too -- in the health of eagle populations
9. Commercial fishing causes dangerous fluctuations in fish populations
10. Urgent call to action issued to protect worlds most vulnerable populations from influenza pandemic
11. Cat parasite may affect cultural traits in human populations

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Simulated populations used probe gene mapping

(Date:4/17/2014)... KAN. A Kansas State University engineer has ... and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same ... William Dunn, the Steven M. and Kay L. ... mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team ... hidden underground or in car trunks. The distance ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across ... native honeybee populations at this time, according to an ... Nosema microsporidia and Varroa mites., ... these invasive pests, which suggests to us that the ... the United States currently are not necessary in East ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Cell Press journal Current Biology on April ... sex lives. The Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct ... are the first example of an animal with sex-reversed ... in several different animals, Neotrogla is the ... reversed," says Kazunori Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Look inside the new Preferred ... the lab, from fluid handling to instruments to supplies. ... when you order. , Preferred Solutions features a ... the L/S® model for precise flow control and dispensing ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 ­ RedBrick Health , a fast-growing ... today announces that EmblemHealth , the ... is now providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined ... all of its members. EmblemHealth is among the first ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 More than ... and about 1 in 3 seniors will die with ... ). These jaw-dropping figures have shocked many Americans into ... hopefully, help prevent these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. Jonathan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... DTS Language Services, Inc . is ... for Life Science organizations who need document translations. Clients ... of their documents in advance with a selection of nearly ... translations, often a critical factor in clinical and scientific fields, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cole-Parmer Begins 2014 with the Release of Preferred Solutions 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2
Cached News: