New Software, Called Willows, Allows for GWAS on Desktop Machines | GenomeWeb

As experimental tools have continued to evolve and the data sets they produce grow larger and larger, other research tools have refused to grow up. Such is the case with trusty mathematical analysis techniques like classification trees and forest-based methods, which can be used for examining high-throughput genome data. But if individual researchers without serious compute power want to utilize these tools to analyze the large datasets for genome-wide association studies, which can contain multiple gigabytes of SNP markers, they run into trouble.

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