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GS21 1111: Statistical Genetics Journal Club

Scheet, Paul. One semester hour. Spring and Fall annually. Prerequisite: None; recommended concurrent graduate course in statistics and genetics.

The aim of the journal club is to facilitate students’ awareness of the field of statistical genetics. Topics include the following: methods for mapping genes, analyzing genome-­wide association studies, the design and analysis of sequencing studies, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, and statistical methods for emerging and high throughput data types. Particular emphasis is given to presentation skills, critical reading of articles, and asking questions. A strong interest in gaining practical experience in statistical and computational genetics is more important than specific background, although some graduate study in statistics or genetics will be helpful.

Statistical Genetics Journal Club