Molecular Biology Reports

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 1551–1553 | Cite as

Chromosome-based gene co-expression analysis reveals regions associated with cancers: chromosome 1 as an example

Letter to the Editor


Gene co-expression network analysis has been widely performed in systems biology. Here, I use a chromosome-based strategy to find potential chromosome regions associated with disease, and show an example of cancer. All results are available at


WGCNA QTL Positional gene enrichment Chromosome 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81502091). I thank The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard for sharing their Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia project. I thank Catherine Perfect, MA (Cantab), from Liwen Bianji, Edanz Editing China (, for editing the English text of a draft of this manuscript.

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The author declares that there are no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life SciencesFujian Agriculture and Forestry UniversityFuzhouChina

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