Tweet This post originally appeared on the Phosphorus blog on September 23, 2016. The original post can be found here. Tackle The Challenges of Institutional Health Care or Avoid The Hassle? Recently, we seem to hear about genomics everywhere. Major publications are talking about the $1000 genome. President Obama has launched a Precision Medicine initiative. […]
An analysis of 23andMe genotype data between siblings to check for genotyping errors reveals high accuracy (99.15%) of genotype calls.
Genetic testing for predisposition to complex genetic traits and late-onset diseases may one day be used in the determination of life insurance premiums. This brings up new questions about the protection of privacy, moral hazards, and the role the free market plays in the life insurance industry.
Identity by State SNP Analysis can be used to find relatives, test paternity, examine inbreeding, and look at recombinations between siblings.
With family trio SNP data (father, mother, child), it is possible to determine the haplotypes for the child. A step-by-step guide along with a program to execute this task is presented.