The study of genetic relatedness and how genetic information flows in families, is central in a variety of research fields, including medical and forensic genetics. The aim of this course is to introduce the elegant statistical foundations of relatedness, as well as several forensic applications, with a particular focus on using R for calculations and visualisations. Most lectures and exercises are based on the book Pedigree Analysis in R. A 30% discount will be available for participants (but you do not have to buy the book in order to attend the course).
After completing the course the participants should have knowledge about:
The following R command installs the ped suite packages, which will be used throughout the course:
The course runs from 14 to 18 (CEST) each day, with a 15 minute break in the middle. The lectures are aimed at 55 minutes, allowing for a short interval before exercises.
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