CAVIAR specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_08951
Alternative name CAusal Variants Identification in Associated Regions
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.0.1
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Farhad Hormozdiari

Publication for CAusal Variants Identification in Associated Regions

CAVIAR citations


Determining Genetic Causal Variants Through Multivariate Regression Using Mixture Model Penalty

Front Genet
PMCID: 5844985
PMID: 29556250
DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00077
call_split See protocol

[…] with introns and intergenic SNPs (Schork et al., ). SNPs in the MHC region can be considered to be enriched when studying immune related diseases (Ellinghaus et al., ).Using existing packages such as CAVIAR, DAP, PAINTOR, RiVIERA, and S-LDSC (Finucane et al., ), one could obtain a quantitative assessment of the causal nature of individual SNPs. These results can be directly used as prior probabili […]


Selection in Europeans on Fatty Acid Desaturases Associated with Dietary Changes

Mol Biol Evol
PMCID: 5435082
PMID: 28333262
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msx103

[…] CAVIAR (CAusal Variants Identification in Associated Regions) is a probabilistic method that was originally developed to detect a confidence set of SNPs that contains all the causal variants with a predefined […]

CAVIAR institution(s)
Department of Computer Science; Inter-Departmental Program in Bioinformatics; Department of Human Genetics; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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