BMRV-package: Bayesian models for rare variant association analysis

Description Details Author(s) References Examples


This package provides two Bayesian models for detecting the association between a set of rare genetic variants and a trait that can be continuous, ordinal or binary. BLVCM detects interaction effect and is dedicated to twin design while it can also be applied to independent samples. HBMR incorporates genotype uncertainty information and can be applied to either independent or family samples. Furhtermore, it deals with continuous, binary and ordinal traits.


Package: BMRV
Type: Package
Version: 1.32
Date: 2016-10-29
License: GPL (>=2)

blvcm hbmr


Liang He

Maintainer: Liang He <>


He, L., Sillanp<e4><e4>, M. J., Ripatti, S., & Pitk<e4>niemi, J. (2014). Bayesian Latent Variable Collapsing Model for Detecting Rare Variant Interaction Effect in Twin Study. Genetic epidemiology, 38(4), 310-324.

He, L., Pitk<e4>niemi, J., Sarin, A. P., Salomaa, V., Sillanp<e4><e4>, M. J., & Ripatti, S. (2015). Hierarchical Bayesian Model for Rare Variant Association Analysis Integrating Genotype Uncertainty in Human Sequence Data. Genetic epidemiology, 39(2), 89-100.


temp<- blvcm(blvcm_data$pheno_data, blvcm_data$geno_data[,1:3], iter=10000, model = 3)

Search within the BMRV package
Search all R packages, documentation and source code

Questions? Problems? Suggestions? or email at

Please suggest features or report bugs with the GitHub issue tracker.

All documentation is copyright its authors; we didn't write any of that.