August 19, 2010

METAL: fast and efficient meta-analysis of genomewide association scans

Filed under: Bioinformatics — Biointelligence: Education,Training & Consultancy Services @ 5:29 am

METAL provides a computationally efficient tool for meta-analysis of genome-wide association scans, which is a commonly used approach for improving power complex traits gene mapping studies. METAL provides a rich scripting interface and implements efficient memory management to allow analyses of very large data sets and to support a variety of input file formats.

Availability and implementation: METAL, including source code, documentation, examples, and executables, is available at