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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.

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