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Metal is a tool for meta-analysis of genomewide association scans.


GWAS study


  • Operation: Genetic mapping
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C++
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: BSD-3-Clause
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Maturity: Stable
  • Credit: the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Cancer Institute.
  • Contact: goncalo _at_
  • Collection: -


Willer CJ, Li Y, Abecasis GR "METAL: fast and efficient meta-analysis of genomewide association scans." Bioinformatics 2010; 26(17):2190-1
PMID: 20616382
PMCID: PMC2922887

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