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Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the developed world. The disease results from the combined effects of genetic, environmental, reproductive and lifestyle risk factors. Germline DNA variations identified thus far by linkage and genome-wide association studies (GWASs) account...
Improving Accuracy of Genomic Prediction for Economically Important Traits in Canadian Holstein Dairy CattleDownload
Milk is a valuable source of energy, high quality protein, and several key minerals and vitamins for humans. Selection for milk production in dairy cattle was first based on phenotype and pedigree information and the knowledge of genetic parameters for the trait of interest. However, substantial...
Looking beyond the standard genome-wide association study: Biologically-motivated methodological approaches to discover novel genetic variants associated with complex human traits and diseaseDownload
The standard approach for testing associations between common single nucleotide genetic variants (referred to as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs) and disease entails testing disease associations for each SNP in the genome individually. This “hypothesis-free” approach has identified...
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) were among the first large mammals to be assessed for genetic variation in the wild, and they remain a common subject of genetics studies. Although recent advances in genotyping technology have allowed for more accurate determination of population structure and the...