The coloc package can be used to perform genetic colocalisation analysis of two potentially related phenotypes, to ask whether they share common genetic causal variant(s) in a given region.

For usage and background, see the vignette at

Key references are: - original propostion of proportional colocalisation Plagnol et al (2009) - proportional colocalisation with type 1 error rate control Wallace et al (2013) - colocalisation by enumerating all the possible causal SNP configurations between two traits, assuming at most one causal variant per trait Giambartolomei et al (2013)

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To generate vignettes:

cp vignettes/colocqq-tests.R.tospin vignettes/colocqq-tests.R && Rscript -e 'knitr::spin("vignettes/colocqq-tests.R",knit=FALSE); devtools::build_vignettes()'

To generate website:

Rscript -e "pkgdown::build_site()"