Although genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on complex traits have achieved great successes, the current leading GWAS approaches simply perform to test each genotype-phenotype association separately for each genetic variant. Curiously, the statistical property for using these approaches is not known when a joint model for the whole genetic variants is considered. Here we advance in GWAS in understanding the statistical properties of the “population structure correction” (PSC) approach, a standard univariate approach in GWAS. We further propose and analyse a correction to the PSC approach, termed as “corrected population correction” (CPC). Together with the theoretical results, numerical simulations show that CPC is always comparable or better than PSC, with a dramatic improvement in some special cases. –
MAI, T.T. et ALQUIER, P. (2022). Understanding the Population Structure Correction Regression. Dans: 4th International Conference on Statistics: Theory and Applications (ICSTA’22). Prague: Avestia Publishing.