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FUMA: Functional mapping and annotation of genetic associations

By Kyoko Watanabe, Erdogan Taskesen, Bochoven Arjen van, Danielle Posthuma

Posted 20 Feb 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/110023 (published DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01261-5)

A main challenge in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is to prioritize genetic variants and identify potential causal mechanisms of human diseases. Although multiple bioinformatics resources are available for functional annotation and prioritization, a standard, integrative approach is lacking. We developed FUMA: a web-based platform to facilitate functional annotation of GWAS results, prioritization of genes and interactive visualization of annotated results by incorporating information from multiple state-of-the-art biological databases.

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