Journal article

Bayesian approach to determining penetrance of pathogenic SDH variants

Diana E Benn, Ying Zhu, Katrina A Andrews, Mathilda Wilding, Emma L Duncan, Trisha Dwight, Richard W Tothill, John Burgess, Ashley Crook, Anthony J Gill, Rodney J Hicks, Edward Kim, Catherine Luxford, Helen Marfan, Anne Louise Richardson, Bruce Robinson, Arran Schlosberg, Rachel Susman, Lyndal Tacon, Alison Trainer Show all

Journal of Medical Genetics | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Until recently, determining penetrance required large observational cohort studies. Data from the Exome Aggregate Consortium (ExAC) allows a Bayesian approach to calculate penetrance, in that population frequencies of pathogenic germline variants should be inversely proportional to their penetrance for disease. We tested this hypothesis using data from two cohorts for succinate dehydrogenase subunits A, B and C (SDHA-C) genetic variants associated with hereditary pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PC/PGL). METHODS: Two cohorts were 575 unrelated Australian subjects and 1240 unrelated UK subjects, respectively, with PC/PGL in whom genetic testing had been performed. Penetrance of pat..

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