Epistasis pp 315-325

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1253)

Epistasis Analysis Using ReliefF



Here we introduce the ReliefF machine learning algorithm and some of its extensions for detecting and characterizing epistasis in genetic association studies. We provide a general overview of the method and then highlight some of the modifications that have greatly improved its power for genetic analysis. We end with a few examples of published studies of complex human diseases that have used ReliefF.

Key words

Epistasis Machine learning Association studies Genetic analysis Gene–gene interaction 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community and Family MedicineGeisel School of Medicine, DHMCLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeneticsGeisel School of Medicine, DHMCLebanonUSA

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