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PLATO (PLatform for the Analysis, Translation, and Organization of large-scale data) is a tool that includes functions for quality control, filtering, and multiple analytics methods for genome-wide association study (GWAS) data. Requires login.


Genotype and phenotype; Genotyping experiment; Genetics; GWAS study


  • Operation: Formatting; Genotyping; Sequencing quality control
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C++
  • Operating system: Linux
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 2.0 / 2.1 beta
  • Credit: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pharmacogenetics Research Network (PGRN), Pharmacogenomics of Arrhythmia Therapy, the Training Program on Genetic Variation and Human Phenotypes.
  • Contact: Marylyn D. Ritchie marylyn _at_
  • Collection: -


Grady BJ, Torstenson E, Dudek SM, Giles J, Sexton D, Ritchie MD "Finding unique filter sets in PLATO: a precursor to efficient interaction analysis in GWAS data." Pac Symp Biocomput 2010
PMID: 19908384
PMCID: PMC2903053

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