The International Statistical Genetics Workshop (commonly referred to as the “Boulder Workshop”) has been held annually in Boulder, Colorado almost every year since 1990. A staple feature of each workshop has been the presence of a “question box” (either a physical box or an online virtual one) where workshop participants are given the opportunity of asking questions to the faculty. In this manuscript, we have compiled a list of ten “classic” questions that have appeared in one form or another across multiple workshops and our attempts at answering them.
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We thank Daniel Hwang, Tom Bond, John Kemp, Gunn-Helen Moen, Geng Wang and two anonymous reviewers for useful suggestions on the manuscript. D.M.E. is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (1137714).
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Evans, D.M. The Boulder Workshop Question Box. Behav Genet 51, 181–190 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-020-10022-y
- Classical twin study
- Structural equation modelling
- Genome-wide association
- Mendelian randomization