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**Elizabeth Prom-Wormley & Hermine Maes**

Univariate Twin Analysis- Saturated Models for Continuous and Categorical Data September 2, 2014 Elizabeth Prom-Wormley & Hermine Maes

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**Overall Questions to be Answered**

Does the data satisfy the assumptions of the classical twin study? Does a trait of interest cluster among related individuals?

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**Family & Twin Study Designs**

Family Studies Classical Twin Studies Adoption Studies Extended Twin Studies

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**The Data Please open twinSatConECPW Fall2014.R**

569 total MZ pairs 351 total DZ pairs Please open twinSatConECPW Fall2014.R Australian Twin Register 18-30 years old, males and females Work from this session will focus on Body Mass Index (weight/height2) in females only Sample size MZF = 534 complete pairs (zyg = 1) DZF = 328 complete pairs (zyg = 3)

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A Quick Look at the Data

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**Classical Twin Studies Basic Background**

The Classical Twin Study (CTS) uses MZ and DZ twins reared together MZ twins share 100% of their genes DZ twins share on average 50% of their genes Expectation- Genetic factors are assumed to contribute to a phenotype when MZ twins are more similar than DZ twins

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**Classical Twin Study Assumptions**

MZ twins are genetically identical Equal Environments of MZ and DZ pairs

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**Basic Data Assumptions**

MZ and DZ twins are sampled from the same population, therefore we expect :- Equal means/variances in Twin 1 and Twin 2 Equal means/variances in MZ and DZ twins Further assumptions would need to be tested if we introduce male twins and opposite sex twin pairs

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**“Old Fashioned” Data Checking**

MZ DZ T1 T2 mean 21.35 21.34 21.45 21.46 variance 0.73 0.79 0.77 0.82 covariance(T1-T2) 0.59 0.25 Nice, but how can we actually be sure that these means and variances are truly the same?

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**Univariate Analysis A Roadmap**

1- Use the data to test basic assumptions (equal means & variances for twin 1/twin 2 and MZ/DZ pairs) Saturated Model 2- Estimate contributions of genetic and environmental effects on the total variance of a phenotype ACE or ADE Models 3- Test ACE (ADE) submodels to identify and report significant genetic and environmental contributions AE or CE or E Only Models 10

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Saturated Twin Model

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**Saturated Code Deconstructed**

meanMZ <- mxMatrix( type="Full", nrow=1, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=meVals, labels=c("mMZ1","mMZ2"), name=”meanMZ" ) meanDZ <- mxMatrix( type="Full", nrow=1, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=meVals, labels=c("mDZ1","mDZ2"), name=”meanDZ" ) mMZ1 mMZ2 mDZ1 mDZ2 mean MZ = 1 x 2 matrix mean DZ = 1 x 2 matrix

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**Saturated Code Deconstructed**

covMZ <- mxMatrix( type="Symm", nrow=ntv, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=cvVals, lbound=lbVals, labels=c("vMZ1","cMZ21","vMZ2"), name=”covMZ" ) covDZ <- mxMatrix( type="Symm", nrow=ntv, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=cvVals, lbound=lbVals, labels=c("vDZ1","cDZ21","vDZ2"), name=”covDZ" ) vMZ1 cMZ21 vMZ2 covMZ = 2 x 2 matrix T1 T2 vDZ1 cDZ21 vDZ2 covDZ = 2 x 2 matrix

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**Time to Play... Continue with the File twinSatConECPW Fall2014.R**

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**Estimated Values T1 T2 Saturated Model mean MZ DZ cov**

10 Total Parameters Estimated mMZ1, mMZ2, vMZ1,vMZ2,cMZ21 mDZ1, mDZ2, vDZ1,vDZ2,cDZ21 Standardize covariance matrices for twin pair correlations (covMZ & covDZ)

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**Estimated Values T1 T2 Saturated Model mean MZ 21.34 21.35 DZ 21.45**

21.46 cov 0.73 0.77 0.59 0.79 0.24 0.82 10 Total Parameters Estimated mMZ1, mMZ2, vMZ1,vMZ2,cMZ21 mDZ1, mDZ2, vDZ1,vDZ2,cDZ21 Standardize covariance matrices for twin pair correlations (covMZ & covDZ)

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**Fitting Nested Models Saturated Model**

likelihood of data without any constraints fitting as many means and (co)variances as possible Equality of means & variances by twin order test if mean of twin 1 = mean of twin 2 test if variance of twin 1 = variance of twin 2 Equality of means & variances by zygosity test if mean of MZ = mean of DZ test if variance of MZ = variance of DZ

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**Estimated Values T1 T2 Equate Means & Variances across Twin Order mean**

MZ DZ cov Equate Means Variances across Twin Order & Zygosity

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**Estimates T1 T2 Equate Means & Variances across Twin Order mean MZ**

21.35 DZ 21.45 cov 0.76 0.79 0.59 0.24 Equate Means Variances across Twin Order & Zygosity 21.39 0.78 0.61 0.23

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**Stats Model ep -2ll df AIC diff -2ll diff p Saturated 10 4055.93 1767**

521.93 mT1=mT2 8 4056 1769 518 0.07 2 0.97 mT1=mT2 & varT1=VarT2 6 1771 516.94 3.01 4 0.56 Zyg MZ=DZ 1773 517.45 7.52 0.28 No significant differences between saturated model and models where means/variances/covariances are equal by zygosity and between twins

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**Working with Binary and Ordinal Data**

Elizabeth Prom-Wormley and Hermine Maes Special Thanks to Sarah Medland

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**Transitioning from Continuous Logic to Categorical Logic**

Ordinal data has 1 less degree of freedom compared to continuous data MZcov, DZcov, Prevalence No information on the variance Thinking about our ACE/ADE model 4 parameters being estimated A/ C/ E/ mean ACE/ADE model is unidentified without adding a constraint

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**Two Approaches to the Liability Threshold Model**

Traditional Maps data to a standard normal distribution Total variance constrained to be 1 Alternate Fixes an alternate parameter (usually E) Estimates the remaining parameters

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**Please open BinaryWarmUp.R**

Time to Look at the Data! Please open BinaryWarmUp.R

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**Observed Binary BMI is Imperfect Measure of Underlying Continuous Distribution**

Mean (bmiB2) = 0.39 SD (bmiB2) = 0.49 Prevalence “low” BMI = 60.6% We are interested in the liability of risk for being in the “high” BMI category

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**It’s Helpful to Rescale**

Raw Data (Unstandardized) mean=0.49, SD=0.39 -Data not mapped to a standard normal -No easy conversion to % -Difficult to compare between groups Since the scaling is now arbitrary Standard Normal (Standardized) mean=0, SD=1 Area under the curve between two z-values is interpreted as a probability or percentage

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**Binary Review Threshold calculated using the**

cumulative normal distribution (CND) -We used frequencies and inverse CND to do our own estimation of the threshold qnorm(0.816) = 0.90 - Threshold is the Z Value that corresponds with the proportion of the population having “low BMI”

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Moving to Ordinal Data!

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**Getting a Feel for the Data Open twinSatOrd.R**

Calculate the frequencies of the 5 BMI categories for the second twins of the MZ pairs CrossTable(mzDataOrdF$bmi2)

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**Estimating MZ Twin 2 Thresholds by Hand**

T1 = qnorm(0.124) T1 = T2 = qnorm( ) T2 = T3 = qnorm( ) T3 =0.388 T4 = qnorm( ) T4 = Estimate Twin Pair Correlations for the Liabilities Too!

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**Translating Back to the SEM Approach in OpenMx**

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**Handling Ordinal Data in OpenMx**

1- Determine the 1st threshold 2- Determine displacements between 1st threshold and subsequent thresholds 3- Add the 1st threshold and the displacement to obtain the subsequent thresholds 32

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**Ordinal Saturated Code Deconstructed Defining Threshold Matrices**

covMZ covDZ μ MZT1 μ MZT2 μ DZT1 μ DZT2 1 1 LT1 LT2 LT1 LT2 Variance Constraint 1 1 1 1 Threshold Model t1MZ1 t1MZ2 t2MZ1 t2MZ2 t3MZ1 t3MZ2 t4MZ1 t4MZ2 t1DZ1 t1DZ2 t2DZ1 t2DZ2 t3DZ1 t3DZ2 t4DZ1 t4DZ2 threM <- mxMatrix( type="Full", nrow=nth, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=thVal, lbound=thLB, labels=thLabMZ, name="ThreMZ" ) threD <- mxMatrix( type="Full", nrow=nth, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=thVal, lbound=thLB, labels=thLabDZ, name="ThreDZ" )

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**Ordinal Saturated Code Deconstructed Defining Threshold Matrices- ThreMZ**

Tw1 Tw2 -1.89 -1.16 0.81 0.79 0.73 0.76 0.55 1- Determine the 1st threshold 2- Determine displacements between1st thresholds and subsequent thresholds

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**Double Check- Moving from Frequencies to Displacements**

Frequency BMI T2 Cumulative Frequency Z Value Displacement 0.124 -1.16 0.236 0.360 -0.37 0.79 0.291 0.651 0.39 0.76 0.175 0.826 0.94 0.55 1 -

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**Ordinal Saturated Code Deconstructed Estimating Expected Threshold Matrices**

threMZ <- mxAlgebra( expression= Inc %*% ThreMZ, name="expThreMZ" ) Inc <- mxMatrix( type="Lower", nrow=nth, ncol=nth, free=FALSE, values=1, name="Inc" ) -1.19 -1.16 0.81 0.79 0.73 0.76 0.55 -1.19 -1.16 -0.38 -0.37 0.34 0.39 0.89 0.93 1 % * % = 3- Add the 1st threshold and the displacement to obtain the subsequent thresholds

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**Ordinal Saturated Code Deconstructed Estimating Correlations & Fixing Variance**

corMZ <- mxMatrix( type="Stand", nrow=ntv, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=corVals, lbound=lbrVal, ubound=ubrVal, labels="rMZ", name="expCorMZ" ) corDZ <- mxMatrix( type="Stand", nrow=ntv, ncol=ntv, free=TRUE, values=corVals, lbound=lbrVal, ubound=ubrVal, labels="rDZ", name="expCorDZ" )

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**How Many Parameters in this Ordinal Model?**

MZ correlation- rMZ DZ correlation- rDZ Thresholds t1MZ1,t2MZ1,t3MZ1,t4MZ1 t1MZ2,t2MZ2,t3MZ2,t4MZ2 t1DZ1,t2DZ1,t3DZ1,t4DZ1 t1DZ2,t2DZ2,t3DZ2,t4DZ2

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**Problem Set 1 Open twinSatOrdA.R and twinSatOrd.R**

What do these scripts do? Looking at the scripts only: How are they similar? How are they different? What do these differences in the scripts reflect regarding conceptual differences in the two models? Run either script and double check against your previously hand-calculated values of thresholds. Report your results. If you can’t get it to match up, don’t panic…do . Run twinSatOrd.R Is testing an ACE model with the usual model assumptions justified? Why or why not?

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**Univariate Analysis with Ordinal Data A Roadmap**

1- Use the data to test basic assumptions inherent to standard ACE (ADE) models Saturated Model 2- Estimate contributions of genetic and environmental effects on the liability of a trait ADE or ACE Models 3- Test ADE (ACE) submodels to identify and report significant genetic and environmental contributions AE or E Only Models

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Questions?

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