Validation in genetic association studies

Inke R. König*

*Corresponding author for this work
47 Citations (Scopus)


Validation of genetic associations is understood to be a cornerstone for the scientific credibility of the results. To approach this topic, the general concept of genetic association studies is introduced briefly, followed by how the term 'validation' is used in the context of genetic association studies. As a central issue, reasons for the importance of validation and for failure of validation will be described.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbbq074
JournalBriefings in bioinformatics
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 05.2011


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