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A linkage-disequilibrium framework to genotype inference in parents-offspring trios. TrioCaller will facilitate genotype calling and haplotype inference for many ongoing sequencing projects.

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  • Wei Chen <weichen.mich at gmail.com>


Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA; Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224, USA; The Center for Human Genetics Research, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, and Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA; Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica, Centro Nazionale di Ricerca (CNR), Monserrato, Cagliari 09042, Italy; Center for Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105, USA; Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, UniversitĂ  di Sassari, Sardinia 07100, Italy; Department of Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA

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