Study

MRCA and MRCE SNP genotypes

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00000000137 Genotype

Study Description

Gene expression levels can be an important link DNA between variation and phenotypic manifestations. Our previous map of global gene expression based on approximately 400K SNPs and 50K transcripts in 400 sib pairs from the MRCA family panel has been widely used to interpret the results of GWAS. Here, we more than double the size of our initial dataset with expression data on 550 additional individuals from the MRCE family panel using the Illumina whole genome expression array. We have used new statistical methods for dimension reduction to account for non-genetic effects in estimates of expression levels and we have also included SNPs imputed from the 1000 Genomes Project. Our methods reduced false discovery rates and increased the number of eQTLs mapped either locally or at a distance (i.e. in cis or trans) from 1,534 in the MRCA dataset to 4,452 (with <5% FDR). Imputation of 1000 Genomes SNPs further increased the number of eQTLs to 7,302. Using the same methods and imputed SNPs in the newly acquired MRCE dataset we identified eQTLs for 9000 genes. The combined results identify ... (Show More)

Study Datasets 3 datasets.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00010000381
MRCE sample using 300K
Illumina 300K - GenomeStudio 543
EGAD00010000383
MRCA sample using 100K
Illumina 100K - GenomeStudio 394
EGAD00010000385
MRCA sample using 300K
Illumina 300K - GenomeStudio 394

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