Hi! I am currently doing a project that involves calling copy number variants, and then running a GWAS with several quantitative traits.
I've found a particular deletion that seems to be associated with neutrophil levels, but a check on ensembl shows there are no genes in the region - only lncRNA, CTCF binding sites, and "open chromatin". I've checked gwas catalog/gtex too but found nothing.
Anybody has ideas on how to further explore the function of this region? Perhaps any tools or databases to see if the region interacts with distal sites? Or any way to predict the function of the lncRNA/CTCF binding sites?
Thanks in advance!