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Figure 1 | Genome Medicine

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From: Complex host genetics influence the microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease

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Schematic of multiomics genotype-microbiome association testing methodology. Host genome-microbiome association testing involves potentially thousands or millions of genetic polymorphisms and hundreds or thousands of bacterial taxa and genes. Full feature-by-feature association testing is likely to be underpowered in all but the largest cohorts or meta-analyses; therefore, our methodology includes careful feature selection from both data types. Raw genetic polymorphisms were derived from Immunochip data and filtered by known IBD associations from a large-cohort GWAS study [1]. Microbiome sequences were binned by lineage at all taxonomic levels. After data normalization and filtering (see Methods), a simple linear test was performed for association between minor allele count and bacterial taxon relative abundance while controlling for clinical covariates. QTL, quantitative trait loci.

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