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23th July 2013
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New statistical methods for promoting discovery from big data

The research team developed a novel statistical test called LAMP (limitless-arity multiple testing procedure). LAMP counts the exact number of testable combinations and calibrates the Bonferroni factor to the smallest possible value. LAMP lists significant combinations without any limit, while the family-wise error rate is kept under the threshold. In the human breast cancer transcriptome, LAMP discovered statistically significant combinations of as many as eight binding motifs.

Researcher Information

The Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) "MINATO Discrete Structure Manipulation System Project"

Journal Information

Aika Terada, Mariko Okada-Hatakeyama, Koji Tsuda and Jun Sese.“Statistical Significance of Combinatorial Regulations”, PNAS, 2013j
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302233110


[About Research]
Koji Tsuda
Senior Research Scientist, Computational Biology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
HP: http://www.cbrc.jp/~tsuda/

[About Program]
Tsuyoshi Nakamura
Department of Research Project
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)


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