Question: How to understand likelihood ratio (LR) in GWAS?
gravatar for Carl.Q P
3.9 years ago by
Carl.Q P10
Carl.Q P10 wrote:

Hi guys,

I read some papers about GWAS. i'm interested in genetic risk assessment based on common variants. Authors computed likelihood ratios (LRs) for each SNP as the ratio of the probability of the genotype in an affected person to that of an unaffected person. LRs for each locus were computed from each case-control study be dividing the genotype frequency in cases by the frequency in controls, weighted by the sample size of the study. Thus, for an individual with genotype g in SNP x found in i = 2 ...s studies, each of size S(i). (Reference: The formula is as follows:

enter image description here

i'm confused with genotype frequencies. F(g in cases) means F(cases | Aa )+F(cases | aa ), and F(g in controls) means F(controls | Aa )+F(controls | aa )??? if not, how to compute the F(g | cases ) and F(g in controls)?


snp plink gwas • 1.4k views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.9 years ago by Devon Ryan98k • written 3.9 years ago by Carl.Q P10

I don't know, but why not look at this as comparing given genotype at SNP position between cases and controls, and not mixing them. By that I mean 1) F(Aa) in cases vs F(Aa) in controls, 2) F(aa) cases vs F(aa) controls, 3) F(AA) cases vs F(AA) controls. To me these are genotype frequencies, not allele frequencies

ADD REPLYlink written 3.9 years ago by stolarek.ir660

I've updated your post so the LR equation appears.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.9 years ago by Devon Ryan98k
Please log in to add an answer.


Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.
Powered by Biostar version 2.3.0
Traffic: 1640 users visited in the last hour