LocusZoom: Regional visualization of genome-wide association scan results

Randall J. Pruim, Calvin University
Ryan P. Welch, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Serena Sanna, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Tanya M. Teslovich, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed hundreds of loci associated with common human genetic diseases and traits. We have developed a web-based plotting tool that provides fast visual display of GWAS results in a publication-ready format. LocusZoom visually displays regional information such as the strength and extent of the association signal relative to genomic position, local linkage disequilibrium (LD) and recombination patterns and the positions of genes in the region.