BMRV-package {BMRV}R Documentation

Bayesian models for rare variant association analysis


This package provides two Bayesian models for detecting the association between a set of rare genetic variants and a trait that can be continuous, ordinal or binary. BLVCM detects interaction effect and is dedicated to twin design while it can also be applied to independent samples. HBMR incorporates genotype uncertainty information and can be applied to either independent or family samples. Furhtermore, it deals with continuous, binary and ordinal traits.


Package: BMRV
Type: Package
Version: 1.32
Date: 2016-10-29
License: GPL (>=2)

blvcm hbmr


Liang He

Maintainer: Liang He <>


He, L., Sillanpää, M. J., Ripatti, S., & Pitkäniemi, J. (2014). Bayesian Latent Variable Collapsing Model for Detecting Rare Variant Interaction Effect in Twin Study. Genetic epidemiology, 38(4), 310-324.

He, L., Pitkäniemi, J., Sarin, A. P., Salomaa, V., Sillanpää, M. J., & Ripatti, S. (2015). Hierarchical Bayesian Model for Rare Variant Association Analysis Integrating Genotype Uncertainty in Human Sequence Data. Genetic epidemiology, 39(2), 89-100.


temp<- blvcm(blvcm_data$pheno_data, blvcm_data$geno_data[,1:3], iter=10000, model = 3)

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