Screening for linkage and association in nuclear families



We applied linkage analysis with a sib-pair method, which also takes into account information on unaffected siblings, and family-based methods of association analysis to determine the disease affecting loci in Problem 1. Whereas the first two disease loci were correctly identified by association analysis, the sib-pair linkage method failed to detect the disease loci 3 and 4. We therefore determined the data structure and sample size necessary for demonstrating linkage to these loci. ©1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.