Publications

Published manuscripts

Qiao Y, Sannerud J, Basu-Roy S, Hayward C, Williams AL. Distinguishing pedigree relationships using multi-way identity by descent sharing and sex-specific genetic maps. Am J Hum Genet 108(1):68-83, Jan 2021. Author link (free access).

Hubisz MJ, Williams AL, Siepel A. Mapping gene flow between ancient hominins through demography-aware inference of the ancestral recombination graph. PLOS Genet 16(8):e1008895, Aug 2020.

Seidman DN, Shenoy SA, Kim M, Babu R, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Williams AL. Rapid, phase-free detection of long identical by descent segments enables effective relationship classification. Am J Hum Genet 106(4):453-466, Apr 2020.

Caballero M, Seidman DN, Qiao Y, Sannerud J, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Carmi S, Williams AL. Crossover interference and sex-specific genetic maps shape identical by descent sharing in close relatives. PLOS Genet 15(12):e1007979, Dec 2019.

Chan AW, Williams AL, Jannink JL. A statistical framework for detecting mislabeled and contaminated samples using shallow-depth sequence data. BMC Bioinformatics 19:478, Dec 2018.

Ramstetter MD, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Mezey JG, Williams AL. Inferring identical by descent sharing of sample ancestors promotes high resolution relative detection. Am J Hum Genet 103(1):30-44, Jul 2018.
Video of invited webinar presentation from Broad Institute [YouTube]

Mercader JM, Liao RG, Bell AD, Dymek Z, Estrada K, Tukianinen T, … [18 authors] … Williams AL, … [54 authors] … Altshuler D, Florez JC on behalf of the SIGMA T2D Genetics
Consortium. A loss-of-function splice acceptor variant in IGF2 is protective for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 66(11):2903-2914, Nov 2017.

Ramstetter MD, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Mezey JG, Williams AL. Benchmarking relatedness inference methods with genome-wide data from thousands of relatives. Genetics 207(1):75-82, Sep 2017.

Palmer ND, Goodarzi MO, Langefeld CD, … [22 authors] … Williams AL, … [21 authors] … Watanabe RM, Wagenknecht LE. Genetic Variants Associated with Quantitative Glucose Homeostasis Traits Translate to Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican Americans: The GUARDIAN (Genetics Underlying Diabetes in Hispanics) Consortium. Diabetes 64(5):1853-66, May 2015.

Williams AL, Genovese G, Dyer T, et al. for the T2D-GENES Consortium. Non-crossover gene conversions show strong allelic bias and unexpected clustering in humans. eLife 2015;4:e04637, Apr 2015.

The SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium: Estrada K, Aukrust I, Bjørkhaug L, Burtt NP, Mercader JM, García-Ortiz H, Huerta-Chagoya A, Moreno-Macías H, Walford G, Flannick J, Williams AL*, et al. Association of a low-frequency variant in HNF1A with type 2 diabetes in a Latino population. JAMA 311(22):2305-14, Jun 2014.
* Preformed sample selection for exome sequencing and contributed to association analyses

The SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium: Williams AL, Jacobs SBR, Moreno-Macías H, et al. Sequence variants in SLC16A11 are a common risk factor for type 2 diabetes in Mexico. Nature 506:97-101, Feb 2014.
Led the genetics analysis and wrote the genetics portions of paper.

The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium. An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes. Nature 491:56-65, Nov 2012.
Developed HAPMIX extension and applied it to the Latino populations.

Williams AL, Patterson N, Glessner J, Hakonarson H, Reich D. Phasing Many Thousands of Genotyped Samples. Am J Hum Genet 91:238-51, Aug 2012.

Fejerman L, Chen GK, Eng C, Huntsman S, Hu D, Williams A, Pasaniuc B, John EM, Via M, Gignoux C, Ingles S, Monroe KR, Kolonel LN, Torres-Mejía G, Pérez-Stable EJ, Burchard EG, Henderson BE, Haiman CA, Ziv E. Admixture mapping identifies a locus on 6q25 associated with breast cancer risk in US Latinas. Hum Mol Genet 21:1907-17, Apr 2012.

Williams AL, Housman DE, Rinard MC, Gifford DK. Rapid Haplotype Inference for Nuclear Families. Genome Biol 11:R108, Oct 2010.

Williams A, Thies W, Ernst MD. Static Deadlock Detection for Java Libraries. European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP). Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Jul 2005.

Williams A, Barrus S, Morley K, Shirley P. An efficient and robust ray-box intersection algorithm. Journal of Graphics Tools 10:49-54, Jun 2005.