MLE of the local FDR

13 February 2013

Y. Yang, F. A. Aghababazadeh, and D. R. Bickel, “Parametric estimation of the local false discovery rate for identifying genetic associations,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 10, 98-108 (2013). 2010 version | Slides


This article adapts two evidential, information-theoretic methods to the problem of detecting SNPs associated with disease on the basis of genome-wide association data. Both an application to coronary artery disease and an extensive set of simulation studies indicate that these parametric methods are viable competitors of a popular semi-parametric approach to estimating local false discovery rates.