Family-based tests of association are now often used when trying to fine-map a disease susceptibility locus. Recently, several tests of linkage and association have been proposed that use nuclear families with multiple affected and unaffected sibs rather than just case-parent triads. In this paper we propose a test that generalizes these previous tests. Formulae are derived to calculate the power of the test for a randomly mating population. These power calculations are used to determine conditions under which it is advantageous to include unaffected sibs in the analysis.
- Linkage disequilibrium
- Nuclear families
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics