Mendel: the Swiss army knife of genetic analysis programs

Bioinformatics. 2013 Jun 15;29(12):1568-70. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt187. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


Mendel is one of the few statistical genetics packages that provide a full spectrum of gene mapping methods, ranging from parametric linkage in large pedigrees to genome-wide association with rare variants. Our latest additions to Mendel anticipate and respond to the needs of the genetics community. Compared with earlier versions, Mendel is faster and easier to use and has a wider range of applications. Supported platforms include Linux, MacOS and Windows.

Availability: Free from

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Humans
  • Pedigree
  • Software*