SIBERROR

Record added by Jurg Ott (the original Rockefeller list)

Full Name

SibError

Version

1.0 (November 20, 1997)

Description

SibError is an algorithm that identifies pedigree errors in sibship data. Examples include half siblings, unrelated individuals, identical twins, and parental exclusions. The test statistic is based on the summation of the number of alleles shared by a pair of relatives for a large number of markers and the number of alleles and allele frequencies for those markers.

Author

  • Drs. Meg Gelder Ehm (mge37216@glaxowellcome.com)

  • Michael Wagner ( mw29911@glaxowellcome.com) (Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.)

Language

C

OS

UNIX

EXE

siberror

Reference

Ehm, Wagner (1998), “Test statistic to detect errors in sib-pair relationship”, American Journal of Human Genetics, 62(1):181-188