ARY, NC--Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, are using datamining software from the SAS Institute, a software company here, to identify single-nucleotide polymorphisms involved in disease. Bruce Weir, a DNA analyst at NC State used SAS Enterprise Miner to analyze SNP data from patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The analysis led to the discovery of genetic patterns associated with the disease.

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