[R] genetics: backward haplotype transmission association algorithm

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 16:38:12 CEST 2017

You may get lucky here, but I recommend that you post this instead on the
Bioconductor list, which is exactly concerned with such things.


Bert Gunter

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On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 6:16 AM, Troels Ring <tring at gvdnet.dk> wrote:

> Dear friends - a couple of papers in PNAS (lastly:framework for making
> better predictions by directly estimating variables' predictivity, Lo et al
> PNAS 2016; 113:14277-14282) have focused interest on mapping complex traits
> to multiple loci spread all over the genome. I have been around on the
> relevant taskview(s) I hope but fail to see that the backward haplotype
> transmission association algorithm (BHTA) first described by the authors in
> Hum Hered 2002; 53: 197-215. I wonder whether the algorithm has been
> implemented in R - primarily I ask since I fail to understand exactly how
> the algorithm works and thought R code would help there.
> All best wishes
> Troels Ring
> Aalborg, Denmark
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