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Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1545-5963
pp: 1442-1450
Pablo H. Hennings-Yeomans , Dept. of Biomed. Inf., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gregory F. Cooper , Dept. of Biomed. Inf., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
The prediction of patient's future clinical outcome, such as Alzheimer's and cardiac disease, using only genomic information is an open problem. In cases when genome-wide association studies (GWASs) are able to find strong associations between genomic predictors (e.g., SNPs) and disease, pattern recognition methods may be able to predict the disease well. Furthermore, by using signal processing methods, we can capitalize on latent multivariate interactions of genomic predictors. Such an approach to genomic pattern recognition for prediction of clinical outcomes is investigated in this work. In particular, we show how multiresolution transforms can be applied to genomic data to extract cues of multivariate interactions and, in some cases, improve on the predictive performance of clinical outcomes of standard classification methods. Our results show, for example, that an improvement of about 6 percent increase of the area under the ROC curve can be achieved using multiresolution spaces to train logistic regression to predict late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) compared to logistic regression applied directly on SNP data.
signal resolution, diseases, genomics, medical signal processing, pattern classification, polymorphism, regression analysis, sensitivity analysis, signal classification, ROC curve, genomic data, multiresolution analysis, patient future clinical outcome, Alzheimer's disease, cardiac disease, genomic information, genome-wide association study, GWAS, signal processing methods, latent multivariate interactions, genomic predictors, genomic pattern recognition, multiresolution transforms, multivariate interactions, standard classification methods, logistic regression, SNP data, single nucleotide polymorphisms, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Signal resolution, Discrete wavelet transforms, Training, Diseases, SNPs., Human genome, single nucleotide polymorphisms, multiresolution, pattern recognition, wavelets, prediction, clinical outcomes, genomics

G. F. Cooper and P. H. Hennings-Yeomans, "Improving the Prediction of Clinical Outcomes from Genomic Data Using Multiresolution Analysis," in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 9, no. , pp. 1442-1450, 2012.
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