Close Menu

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the US and Canada describe a computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing in genome-wide association studies. The team's "Generalized Berk-Jones" (GBJ) statistic-based tests "that possess both rigorous statistical motivation and excellent performance in application," the authors say, to replace prior methods that include ad hoc steps or other potential confounders.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Don't have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Register for Free.

In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.