LAMPLINK: detection of statistically significant SNP combinations from GWAS data.

Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)

PubMedID: 27412093

Terada A, Yamada R, Tsuda K, Sese J. LAMPLINK: detection of statistically significant SNP combinations from GWAS data. Bioinformatics. 2016;.
One of the major issues in genome-wide association studies is to solve the missing heritability problem. While considering epistatic interactions among multiple SNPs may contribute to solving this problem, existing software cannot detect statistically significant high-order interactions. We propose software named LAMPLINK, which employs a cutting-edge method to enumerate statistically significant SNP combinations from genome-wide case-control data. LAMPLINK is implemented as a set of additional functions to PLINK, and hence existing procedures with PLINK can be applicable. Applied to the 1000 Genomes Project data, LAMPLINK detected a combination of five SNPs that are statistically significantly accumulated in the Japanese population.AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION
LAMPLINK is available at http://a-terada.github.io/lamplink/ CONTACT: terada@cbms.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp or sese.jun@aist.go.jpSupplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.