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News-in-brief / 02.7.15

New methods for leveraging large cohort studies

By Broad Communications

This week, Nature Genetics included papers on two new methods for leveraging large cohort studies. One paper — from the Broad’s Program in Medical and Population Genetics (MPG) and Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, along with a team of collaborators — shares a powerful new approach for controlling inflation in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The other — also with contributions from MPG — describes a technique that vastly increases computation speed while simultaneously increasing the statistical power of large data sets.