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Mayo Establishes Genomics of Addiction Program

NEW YORK, April 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The Mayo Clinic announced today that it has established a genomics of addiction program that will cost an estimated $20 million over five years.

 

The Samuel C. Johnson Program in the Genomics of Addiction was named for a Wisconsinfamily that has committed $12.05 million to the program. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo will be responsible for raising the remaining $8 million in funds.

 

The program will seek first to identify human genes linked with susceptibility to alcoholism, and then to develop preventative measures for those at risk, using this information, according to Mayo.