Monday, October 23, 2006

A few special issues of journals have focused on Statistical Genetics recently.

The journal Statistics in Medicine is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and recently published a special issue focusing on statistical genetic analyses. A number of articles are published on topics from genome-wide analyses, estimation of genetic and environmental components in specific diseases, multiple testing and more. The full contents can be read here.

The October issue of Nature Reviews Genetics has a series of interesting articles on statistical genetics. Papers include a reviews of population genetics software, methods of analysing molecular genetic variation, and the analysis of relatedness. There is also a thoughtful perspective paper on the need for longtitudinal analyses for investigating the aetiology of complex diseases. The full contents can be read here.