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General Description

GCTA (Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis) is designed to estimate the proportion of phenotypic variance explained by genome- or chromosome-wide SNPs for complex traits. GCTA was developed by Jian Yang, Hong Lee, Mike Goddard and Peter Visscher and is maintained in Peter Visscher's lab at the University of Queensland. GCTA currently supports the following functionalities:

•    Estimate the genetic relationship from genome-wide SNPs;
•    Estimate the inbreeding coefficient from genome-wide SNPs;
•    Estimate the variance explained by all the autosomal SNPs;
•    Partition the genetic variance onto individual chromosomes;
•    Estimate the genetic variance associated with the X-chromosome;
•    Test the effect of dosage compensation on genetic variance on the X-chromosome;
•    Predict the genome-wide additive genetic effects for individual subjects and for individual SNPs;
•    Estimate the LD structure encompassing a list of target SNPs;
•    Simulate GWAS data based upon the observed genotype data;
•    Convert Illumina raw genotype data into PLINK format;
•    Conditional & joint analysis of GWAS summary statistics without individual level genotype data.

Basic Usage

Useful Options

Further Information

See the official website: GCTA