Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:40:47 -0400
Reply-To: Kevin Roland Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
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From: Kevin Roland Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: AIC versus c statistic in Proc Logistic
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, Mary wrote:
> It is good to see that you are in Genetics. My "subjects" are
> independent- they are donor eyes of people who have died that had a form
> of blindness (AMD), along with "controls" of donor eyes that did not
> have blindness; and more definition in which genes/snps discriminate
> between those who get the disease versus those who don't will hopefully
> help family members determine whether they are at risk or not (but I
> don't have family members in this data set, thus I have independent
> I got the book from Amazon; I went to buy the SAS/Genetics 9.1 Users's Guide and Amazon recommends it as a companion book.
One eye per subject? This is the so-called association study. Its a big
trend at the moment. One interesting study is:
Complement factor H polymorphism in age-related macular degeneration.
Klein et al. Science. 2005 Apr 15;308(5720):385-9.
I find it interesting because out of 116,204 SNPs, only two had low
p-values. See their figure to get a full feeling for this.
Amos has just published a paper discussing GWAS (genome-wide association
studies) that may be of interest.
Kevin Viel, PhD
Department of Genetics
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
San Antonio, TX 78227