Merlin (multipoint engine for rapid likelihood inference) is a tool for pedigree analysis. The Merlin algorithm uses sparse trees to represent gene flow in pedigrees and the tool is useful for LD and association analyses, ibd, kinship, haplotyping, detection of errors, and simulations.
GWAS study; Mapping
Abecasis GR, Cherny SS, Cookson WO, Cardon LR "Merlin--rapid analysis of dense genetic maps using sparse gene flow trees." Nat Genet. 2002 Jan;30(1):97-101. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng786
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