StATS: Pharmacogenetics Research Network (September 14, 2006).

I received an email today discussing a special conference being held by the the Pharmacogenetics Research Network (PGRN). It's an "invitation only" conference, so I must have had someone recommend me for this group.

I did not know anything about PGRN, so I did a brief web search. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences sponsored PGRN and supports their continuing research efforts. The main page of PGRN is

and they describe themselves as

a nationwide collaboration of scientists studying the effect of genes on people's responses to a wide variety of medicines.

There are several interest groups developed in the PGRN and these are described at

Some of these interest groups deal with the complex statistical analysis issues that arise in this area.

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