Fast and accurate long-range phasing in a UK Biobank cohort
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CitationLoh, Po-Ru, Pier Francesco Palamara, and Alkes L Price. 2016. “Fast and accurate long-range phasing in a UK Biobank cohort.” Nature genetics 48 (7): 811-816. doi:10.1038/ng.3571. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.3571.
AbstractRecent work has leveraged the extensive genotyping of the Icelandic population to perform long-range phasing (LRP), enabling accurate imputation and association analysis of rare variants in target samples typed on genotyping arrays. Here, we develop a fast and accurate LRP method, Eagle, that extends this paradigm to populations with much smaller proportions of genotyped samples by harnessing long (>4cM) identical-by-descent (IBD) tracts shared among distantly related individuals. We applied Eagle to N≈150,000 samples (0.2% of the British population) from the UK Biobank, and we determined that it is 1–2 orders of magnitude faster than existing methods while achieving similar or better phasing accuracy (switch error rate ≈0.3%, corresponding to perfect phase in a majority of 10Mb segments). We also observed that when used within an imputation pipeline, Eagle pre-phasing improved downstream imputation accuracy compared to pre-phasing in batches using existing methods (as necessary to achieve comparable computational cost).
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