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A tool to compute reference panels and genotype probabilities for specific studies. The Kinpute algorithm uses initial estimates of average identity by descent in a sample to select an optimal set of individuals to sequence for a sample-specific reference panel. The probabilities are useful as an input for genotype imputation software.


Population genomics


  • Operation: Imputation
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C++
  • Operating system: Linux
  • License: GNU General Public License v3
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Maturity: Stable
  • Credit: The National Institutes of Healt (NIH)
  • Contact: Mark Abney abney _at_
  • Collection: -


Ram R, Morahan G "Complex Trait Analyses of the Collaborative Cross: Tools and Databases." Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1488:121-129.
PMID: 27933522

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