The GAT tests for association between sets of genomic intervals. GAT tests if two sets of genomic intervals are associated more than expected by chance. Assocation typically means nucleotide overlap, but other measures such as the distance between elements or the number of overlapping segments can be used.
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Bioinformatics. 2013 Aug 15;29(16):2046-8. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt343. Epub 2013 Jun 18.
GAT: a simulation framework for testing the association of genomic intervals.
Heger A1, Webber C, Goodson M, Ponting CP, Lunter G.