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Meta-Analysis of Common and Rare Variants



Meta-Analysis of Common and Rare Variants



Methods in Molecular Biology 1793: 73-88



Meta-analysis is a statistical technique that is widely used for improving the power to detect associations, by synthesizing data from independent studies, and is extensively used in the genomic analyses of complex traits. Estimates from different studies are combined and the results effectively provide the power of a much larger study. Meta-analysis also has the potential of discovering heterogeneity in the effects among the different studies. This chapter provides an overview of the methods used for meta-analysis of common and rare single variants and also for gene/region-based analyses; common variants are mainly identified via genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and rare variants through various types of sequencing experiments.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7868-7_6


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