AUC: Area under a receiver operating characteristic curve; QTL
(eQTL): (expression) quantitative trait locus; RFE, Recursive Feature
Elinitaion; SVM: support vector machine.
MPE conceived the research, all performed research, MPE and AB wrote the paper. All authors read and approved the manuscript.
We thank the authors Chesler and colleagues, especially Rob W.
Williams, for making their data publicly available. We are also
grateful to the referees for their suggestions. Work funded by grants
AGL2004-0103, GEN2003-20658 and TIN2005-08288 (Ministry of Education,