NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team at Virginia Commonwealth University has received a $6.9 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to expand its research program examining the molecular and genetic causes of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

The five-year grant will expand the VCU Alcohol Research Center and fund five research projects and pilot grants that will use genetics and genomics to study alcohol use disorders (AUDs), VCU said today.

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