NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism plans to use $7.5 million this fiscal year to fund research into the genetic and biological basis of alcoholism, with the aim of identifying better and more personalized ways to treat the disorder.

The funding will provide a cooperative agreement to investigators who are currently funded under an existing, long-term NIAAA-supported project, the Collaborative Study of the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), the National Institutes of Health said on Friday.

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