Admixture Aberration Analysis: Application to Mapping in Admixed Population Using Pooled DNA

  • Sivan Bercovici
  • Dan Geiger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6044)


Admixture mapping is a gene mapping approach used for the identification of genomic regions harboring disease susceptibility genes in the case of recently admixed populations such as African Americans. We present a novel method for admixture mapping, called admixture aberration analysis (AAA), that uses a DNA pool of affected admixed individuals. We demonstrate through simulations that AAA is a powerful and economical mapping method under a range of scenarios, capturing complex human diseases such as hypertension and end stage kidney disease. The method has a low false-positive rate and is robust to deviation from model assumptions. Finally, we apply AAA on 600 prostate cancer-affected African Americans, replicating a known risk locus. Simulation results indicate that the method can yield over 96% reduction in genotyping. Our method is implemented as a Java program called AAAmap and is freely available.


Prostate Cancer Disease Locus Ancestral Population Admix Population Admixture Mapping 
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  • Sivan Bercovici
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  • Dan Geiger
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentTechnionHaifaIsrael

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