Use of sibling risk ratios and components of genetic variance in the characterization of a simulated oligogenic disease

L. Almasy, C. Tierney, N. Risch

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    Sibling risk ratios are used to quantify the genetic effect of two simulated disease loci, identified through TDT and association methods and characterized via components of variance derived from a relative penetrance matrix. Inconsistencies between the data set and the simulating model are also discussed. ©1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)565-570
    Number of pages6
    JournalGenetic epidemiology
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 1995



    • TDT
    • affected sibling‐pairs
    • association
    • components of variance
    • sibling risk ratio
    • simulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Epidemiology
    • Genetics(clinical)

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