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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology

PI: Matt McGue

GWAS Analysis of Behavioral Data

These researchers are analyzing genome-wide data on 660,000 genetic markers. Specifically, they are investigating whether these SNPs are associated with indicators of substance abuse, brain function, intellectual ability and achievement, and personality. The samples included approximately 8,500 participants in longitudinal research undertaken by the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research. Analysis involves fitting regression-based models and testing using standard statistical tests as well as permutation tests.

Group Members

William G. Iacono, Co-Principal Investigator
Saonli Basu, Faculty Collaborator
Brian Hicks, Research Associate
Robert M. Kirkpatrick, Graduate Student
Xiang Li, Graduate Student
Stephen M. Malone, Staff
Michael B. Miller, Staff