Development and application of statistical methodology for genetic data, with an emphasis on allelic dependencies, population structure and relatedness, marker-trait associations, and human identification.

Selected Publications:

Weir BS. 2013. Interpreting whole-genome marker data. Statistics in Biosciences 5:316-329.

Zheng X, Shen J, Cox CJ, Wakefield JC, Ehm MG, Nelson MR, Weir BS. 2014.
HIBAG -- HLA genotype imputation with attribute bagging. The Pharmacogenomics Journal 14:192-202.

Wasser SK, Brown L, Mailand C, Mondol S, Clark W, Laurie C, Weir BS.
2015.  Genetic assignment of large seizures of elephant ivory reveals Africa's major poaching hotspots. Science 349:84-87.

Graffelman J, Nelson S, Gogarten SM, Weir BS. 2015. Exact Inference for Hardy-Weinberg proportions with missing genotypes: Single and multiple imputation. G3 (Genes, Genomes, Genetics) 5:2365-2373.

Weir BS, Zheng X. 2015. SNPs and SNVs in Forensic Science. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 5:e267-e268.

Zheng X, Weir BS. 2015. Eigenanalysis of SNP data with an interpretation of identity by descent. Theoretical Population Biology 107:65-76.

Conomos MP, Reiner AP, Weir BS, Thornton TA. 2016. Model-free estimation of recent genetic relatedness. American Journal of Human Genetics 98:127-148.

Conomos MP, Laurie CA, Stilp AM, Gogarten SM, McHugh CP, Nelson SC, Sofer T, Fernandez-Rhodes L, Justice E, Graff M, Young KL, Seyerle AA, Avery CL, Taylor KD, Rotter JT, Talavera GA, Daviglus ML Wassertheil-Smoller S, Schneiderman N, Heiss G, Kaplan RC, Franceschini N, Reiner AP, Shaffer JR, Barr RG,  Kerr KF, Browning SR, Browning BL, Weir BS,  Aviles-Santa ML, Papanicolaou GJ, Lumley T, Szpiro AA,  North KE,  Rice K, Thornton TA, Laurie CC. 2016. Genetic diversity and association studies in U.S. Hispanic/Latino populations: Applications in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. American Journal of Human Genetics 98:165-184.

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