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Biostatistical Resources

Population science research is advanced through the development of novel biostatistical technologies and methods. A key aim of this work is to enable the high-volume processing of samples in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Much of this work has been facilitated by the Stanford Genome Technology Center. Center contributions include the development of the DNA microarray technology in 1989 and more recently, the development of the Modular Inversion Probe technology, which can perform high throughput multiplex quantitative assays (over 40,000 at this time). These assays include SNP detection, genome content, alternative splicing, microbial typing, DNA methylation, somatic mutation detection and protein detection, which is 104 times more sensitive than an ELISA and is being developed for early cancer detection.

In collaboration with colleagues at USC and other institutions, Population Science researchers have also worked to develop and expand biostatistical methods for analyzing the complex data collected from large genetic epidemiology studies. For example, they have developed a computer program to estimate the power of genome-wide association studies that accommodates multiple testing issues.

The department of Health Research and Policy provides services to members of the School of Medicine through a Data Coordinating Center (DCC). The center specializes in the planning, development, management, and operation of systems for project data management.

Stanford Microarray Database(SMD) provides a database server that is currently an eight-processor Sun V880 with 32GB RAM. The Stanford Microarray Database accounts are given to only:

Tools provided are quality assessment programs, clustering and other data analysis, data viewing visualizaton, data transfromation, data organization or annotation, microarray data and array design tools.

CMGM Bioinformatics Resource provides computer resources for biomedical research at Stanford. The cost of membership is $900/year, and gives everyone in your lab access to the Bioinformatics Computer Facilities. This includes the large library of Mac, PC and UNIX software.

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