Gene and protein networks are very important to model complex large-scale
systems in molecular biology. Inferring or reverseengineering such networks can
be defined as the process of identifying gene/protein interactions from
experimental data through computational analysis...
However, this task is
typically complicated by the enormously large scale of the unknowns in a rather
small sample size. Furthermore, when the goal is to study causal relationships
within the network, tools capable of overcoming the limitations of correlation
networks are required. In this work, we make use of Bayesian Graphical Models
to attach this problem and, specifically, we perform a comparative study of
different state-of-the-art heuristics, analyzing their performance in inferring
the structure of the Bayesian Network from breast cancer data.