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Placental DNA methylation analysis tools

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

This package contains R functions to predict biological variables to from placnetal DNA methylation data generated from infinium arrays. This includes inferring ethnicity/ancestry, gestational age, and cell composition from placental DNA methylation array (450k/850k) data.

Author: Victor Yuan [aut, cre], Wendy P. Robinson [ctb]

Maintainer: Victor Yuan <victor.2wy at>

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biocViews CpGIsland, DNAMethylation, DifferentialMethylation, Epigenetics, MethylationArray, Microarray, Software
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
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Imports methods, tibble, magrittr, dplyr
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