KING is a toolset making use of high-throughput SNP data typically seen in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) or a sequencing project. Applications of KING include family relationship inference and pedigree error checking, population substructure identification, forensics, gene mapping, etc.
If you publish research that uses king you have to cite it as follows:
Manichaikul A, Mychaleckyj JC, Rich SS, Daly K, Sale M, Chen WM (2010) Robust relationship inference in genome-wide association studies. Bioinformatics 26(22):2867-2873
- Validated 4/5/2018