In this report, we introduce an R package KMgene for performing gene-based association tests for familial, multivariate or longitudinal traits using kernel machine (KM) regression under a generalized linear mixed model framework. Extensive simulations were performed to evaluate the validity of the approaches implemented in KMgene.

Availability and implementation

Supplementary information

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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