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Tutorial Details: Genome-wide Genetic Association Analysis

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Wayne Xu, MSI

High-throughput technology such as microarray and next-gen sequencing makes it feasible to discover sequence or gene variations among the whole genome of a population. These variations could contribute to the phenotypic differences of the population such as differences in disease susceptibility, environmental resistance, product yield, etc. A genome-wide genetic association study is an examination of the genome to find gene variations that are highly likely associated with these phenotypic differences.

This tutorial will discuss the strategies for a genome-wide genetic association study and the useful software tools for this study. We will also discuss the challenges and problems in genome-wide genetic association analysis.

Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of genomics