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BLINK (Bayesian-information and Linkage-disequilibrium Iteratively Nested Keyway) is a tool for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify genes controlling human diseases and agricultural traits. The algorithm uses Bayes and linkage disequilibrium information.


GWAS study


  • Operation: Statistical modelling
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: R; C
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: GNU GPL v >=3
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service.
  • Contact: yao.zhou _at_ | _at_
  • Collection: -


Huang M, Liu X, Zhou Y, Summers RM, Zhang Z "BLINK: a package for the next level of genome-wide association studies with both individuals and markers in the millions" Gigascience. 2019 Feb 1;8(2):giy154
PMID: 30535326
PMCID: PMC6365300

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