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ukbtools: An R package to manage and query UK Biobank data

By Ken B. Hanscombe, Jonathan R.I Coleman, Matthew Traylor, Cathryn M Lewis

Posted 30 Jun 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/158113 (published DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214311)

Abstract Summary: The UK Biobank is a resource that includes detailed health-related data on about 500,000 individuals and is available to the research community. ukbtools removes all the upfront data wrangling required to get a single dataset for statistical analysis, and provides tools to assist in quality control, query of disease diagnoses, and retrieval of genetic metadata. Availability: The package is available for installation from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), and includes a vignette describing the use of all functionality.

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