Mega2: data-handling for facilitating genetic linkage and association analyses

Bioinformatics. 2005 May 15;21(10):2556-7. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bti364. Epub 2005 Mar 3.


Mega2, the manipulation environment for genetic analysis, transparently allows users to process genetic data for family-based or case/control studies accurately and efficiently. In addition to data validation checks, Mega2 provides analysis setup capabilities for a broad choice of commonly used genetic analysis programs, including SimWalk2, ASPEX, GeneHunter, SLINK, SIMULATE, S.A.G.E., SOLAR, Vitesse, Allegro, PREST, PAP, Loki, Merlin and MENDEL.


Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Linkage Disequilibrium / genetics*
  • Software*
  • Systems Integration
  • User-Computer Interface*