By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has provided $2.5 million to fund an international project that will search for genetic variants that may predispose some heavy drinkers to developing alcoholic liver cirrhosis, or ALC, while others do not.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

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