The mission of the GenABEL project is to provide a free framework for collaborative, robust, transparent, open-source based development of statistical genomics methodology. We aim to streamline methodology discussion, development, implementation, dissemination and maintenance; through the community.

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GenABEL website and forum back online

After several days of "blackout", the GenABEL website and forum are up and running again.

ProbABEL v0.2.0 released

It has been more than a year since the last ProbABEL release. Therefore, we are happy to announce a new release of ProbABEL: version 0.2.0 is out!

April 4, 2012: Course on consanguinity

Consanguinity, that is the practice to get married between closely related individuals, is still a common habit in many regions of the world. Within medical genetics, contemporary attention on consanguinity continues to be largely focused on rare autosomal recessive diseases. However, from an overall health perspective, consanguinity is a much wider and more complex topic involving major social, economic, and demographic influences. The main aim of the course is to enhance sharing of knowledge and promote research on the molecular and statistical genetics aspects of consanguinity.

July 12, 2011: Journal Club on statistical genomics open

The “Journal Club on Statistical Genomics” (at is an interactive platform which is created to help people working in statistical genomics to share and spread their theoretical knowledge.

July 2, 2011: Web-version of GenABEL manual updated

Thanks to Anatoly Kirichenko, the web-version of the GenABEL package manual is updated to the current stable version 1.6-7.

June 18, 2011: GenABEL package 1.6-7 now considered current stable release

Major updates compared to GenABEL package v. 1.6-5:

Added Xia Shen's function 'polygenic_hglm'. This procedure is functionally similar to 'polygenic', but is much faster and reports standard errors for fixed effects, which facilitates significance testing

March 22, 2011: 'findRelatives' in GenABEL-package

'findRelatives' function is implemented in GenABEL-package development version. Compared to standard guessing of relationships from genomic kinship matrix, this procedure offers several enhancements

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