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MFM is a package to simultaneously fine-map (select most likely set of causal variants) multiple related diseases with the same set of controls and share information between them. It relies on output from the package GUESSFM, which fine-maps a single disease via stochastic search in a Bayesian framework using GUESS.

This vignette illustrates how to simulate data for two diseases with shared controls using functions in MFMextra.

Simulation Example

Genotype and phenotype data of two diseases with shared controls may be simulated using MFMextra, together with hapgen2 and reference panel data (e.g. CEU of 1000 Genomes.

First, we need to simulate some null data from which we will sample to generate the two sets of cases with shared controls. The entire genetic region of interest is simulated to maintain the linkage disequilibrium (LD) structure. In running simulations, there are typically some models of interest that are selected based on analysis of the data. For example, in a previous fine-mapping of IL2RA in a large international sample, several SNP groups were identified as having the majority of the association signals with the autoimmune diseases multiple sclerosis (MS) and type 1 diabetes (T1D). These groups, together with previously identified lead SNPs for other autoimmune diseases (autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD; rs706799), alopecia areata (AA; rs3118470), rheumatoid arthritis (RA; rs10795791), and ulcerative colitis (UC; rs4147359)) will compose models that contribute to the non-negligible posterior probabilities. Therefore, for computational efficiency, we extract these SNPs from the generated data and focus on these in the fine-mapping simulation analysis.

Below is an example of hapgen2 code to simulate the IL2RA region based on the CEU of 1000 Genomes reference panel, where keep-snps.txt would be the list of snp positions that are to be retained.

    -m ./genetic_map_chr10_combined_b37.txt \
    -l ./IL2RA.impute.legend \
    -h ./IL2RA.impute.hap \
    -n 100000 0 # 100,000 \
    -no_haps_output -no_gens_output \
    -t ./keep-snps.txt \
    -Ne 11418 \
    -o ./null_100k \

Here is an example where diseases 1 and 2 have two causal variants of which one is shared: both have causal variant rs61839660 in group A; disease 1 has additional causal variant rs56382813 in group D; disease 2 has additional causal variant rs11594656 in group C. The file null_100k.controls.gen is output from the above hapgen code and needed below. An example of data output is provided with this vignette, where for efficiency the convert.fn step has been run.

    #g0 <- read.table(null_100k.controls.gen,header=FALSE,
    #Nn <- (dim(g0)[2]-5)/3
    #snpG <- convert.fn(g0) # convert to a genotype matrix (snp rows, indiv cols)

# snpG included with MFMextra    
    dis <- c("AD","AC")
    c12 <- grep("rs61839660",rownames(snpG)) # A SNP for both diseases
    c1 <- grep("rs56382813",rownames(snpG))  # D SNP for disease 1
    c2 <- grep("rs11594656",rownames(snpG))  # C SNP for disease 2

    causals1.ind <- c(c12,c1)
    causals2.ind <- c(c12,c2)
    prev <- 0.1 # prevalence for purpose of method evaluation

    N0 <- 3000 # disease 1 size
    N1 <- 3000 # disease 2 size
    N2 <- 3000 # controls size
    ND=vector("list",2) # vector of sizes for cases
    names(ND) <- dis

    OR1a <- 1.4 # OR for A, disease 1
    OR2a <- 1.25  # OR for D, disease 1
    OR1b <- 1.4 # OR for A, disease 2
    OR2b <- 1.25  # OR for C, disease 2

    sim <- phen.gen.fn(beta1=c(log(prev),log(OR1a),log(OR2a)),beta2=c(log(prev),log(OR1b),log(OR2b)),snpG=snpG,N0=N0,N1=N1,N2=N2,causals1.ind,causals2.ind)
    Gm <- new("SnpMatrix",(sim$G+1)) # snp cols, indivs rows # convert to SnpMatrix format, needed for GUESSFM

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