SAS launches free version for academics (SAS University Edition, SAS on Demand for academics)

Functionality seems limited, but interesting for learning SAS … Citing the SAS web page (not necessarily my¬† opinion): “The new SAS University Edition will offer free use of SAS foundational technologies, ideal for data and statistical analysis in teaching, research and self-paced learning. Available via quick download from the web, SAS University Edition will be…

Effective Genetic Risk Prediction Using Mixed Models

“To date, efforts to produce high-quality polygenic risk scores from genome-wide studies of common disease have focused on estimating and aggregating the effects of multiple SNPs. Here we propose a novel statistical approach for genetic risk prediction, based on random and mixed effects models. Our approach (termed GeRSI) circumvents the need to estimate the effect…