DOI: 10.1101/454975Oct 29, 2018Paper

GRIPT: A novel case-control analysis method for Mendelian disease gene discovery

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Jun WangRui Chen


Despite rapid progress of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, the disease-causing genes underpinning about 50% of Mendelian diseases remain elusive. One main challenge is the high genetic heterogeneity of Mendelian diseases in which similar phenotypes are caused by different genes and each gene only accounts for a small proportion of the patients. To overcome this gap, we developed a novel method, the Gene Ranking, Identification and Prediction Tool (GRIPT), for performing case-control analysis of NGS data. Analyses of simulated and real datasets show that GRIPT is well-powered for disease gene discovery, especially for diseases with high locus heterogeneity.

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