Communications in Information and Systems

Volume 10 (2010)

Number 2

The Biases of Copy Numbers from Affymetrix SNP Arrays and Their Corrections

Pages: 83 – 98



Quan Chen

Minghua Deng

Minping Qian

Lin Wan

Yi Xiao


Affymetrix SNP arrays are widely used for both genome-wide association and copy number variation (CNV) studies, both of which depend on accurate copy number estimation. However, depending on the method used to copy number estimation, distortions from the actual copy numbers can occur. Therefore, we demonstrate here several effects that can bias accurate copy number estimation, and we describe how some of these biases can be adjusted by existing methods, while others require further study.

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