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Unique identifier OMICS_00211
Name PedHunter
Software type Package/Module
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Medium
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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Endogenous Retrovirus Insertion in the KIT Oncogene Determines White and White spotting in Domestic Cats

PMCID: 4199695
PMID: 25085922
DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.013425

[…] for association while controlling for known pedigree relationships. MQLS requires as part of the input pairwise kinship coefficients and inbreeding coefficients. These coefficients were computed with PedHunter () after modifying the kinship and inbreeding programs of PedHunter to produce their output in the format required by MQLS. The MQLS program also requires as input a prevalence (of deafness) […]


PedHunter 2.0 and its usage to characterize the founder structure of the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County

BMC Med Genet
PMCID: 2880975
PMID: 20433770
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2350-11-68

[…] ugh the pedigree. Computationally efficient gene-dropping can be achieved using the ancestor-first pedigree renumbering described above. We may implement a function r-empirical in a future version of PedHunter.The notion of "founder" we used is with respect to a trimmed genealogy, not including any explicit conditions on the locations of birth or death. The data sources focus on individuals who li […]


Variable Bone Fragility Associated With an Amish COL1A2 Variant and a Knock in Mouse Model

PMCID: 3153383
PMID: 19594296
DOI: 10.1359/jbmr.090720

[…] ional AFOS DNA samples (a grandmother, mother, and granddaughter) were found subsequently to carry single copies of the variant T allele.The Anabaptist Genealogy Database (AGDB4)(,) was queried using PedHunter() software to link the six individuals with the mutant T allele to a putative founder couple () born approximately 150 years ago. AGDB genealogic records listed approximately 1200 descendent […]


The Finnish lapphund retinal atrophy locus maps to the centromeric region of CFA9

PMCID: 1933534
PMID: 17623091
DOI: 10.1186/1746-6148-3-14

[…] PedHunter [] was used to search for the most recent common ancestor of the cases' parents and to determine the number of meioses from the cases to this ancestor. The length of the smallest region iden […]


Combinatorial Mismatch Scan (CMS) for loci associated with dementia in the Amish

BMC Med Genet
PMCID: 1448207
PMID: 16515697
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2350-7-19
call_split See protocol

[…] sh to possess genes inherited identically from a common ancestor at rates higher than observed in the general population. By searching the Anabaptist Genealogy Database (AGDB) with the query software PedHunter, we have determined the level of relatedness of our sample more precisely [,]. We calculated the average kinship coefficient for our overall ascertained Amish sample to be 0.019 ± 0.00053 (m […]


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PedHunter institution(s)
Laboratory for Genetic Disease Research (LGDR)/National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA

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