addiction Hundreds of Genetic Variants Implicated in Tobacco, Alcohol Use An international team found 566 variants in 406 loci, 150 of which evidenced pleiotropic association for alcohol and tobacco use. FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation for AutoGenomics' Infiniti Neural Response Panel The designation will help the company accelerate the process of bringing the opioid addiction risk test through regulatory review and clearance. AACC Drug Testing Guidelines Take Steps Toward Reducing Excessive Drug Panel Testing The guidelines are the first to attempt to specify which drugs are appropriate to test for routinely, guideline authors say. U of Michigan Precision Health Effort Looking Beyond Genomics in Researching Opioid Crisis Premium The university is marshaling the expertise across all its schools in studying myriad factors that might contribute to opioid response, addiction, and abuse. Prescient Medicine Launches Addiction Risk Test Developed With AutoGenomics Premium The company joins others in a still-controversial setting, hoping to market its test to help guide the prescription of narcotic pain medications. Jan 11, 2017 NIH to Fund Research Into Genetics of Drug Addiction Aug 10, 2016 Jackson Lab Receives $11.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Neurogenetics of Addiction Jul 18, 2016 Proove Biosciences Building Opioid PGx Test Evidence; Experts Question Available Data Premium Mar 30, 2016 GWAS Identifies Loci Linked to Cannabis Dependence Dec 6, 2013 NIDA to Fund Studies of Genes, Variants Involved in Addiction Nov 25, 2013 NIDA to Fund Addiction-related Gene Studies in Animal Models Jan 9, 2013 Dominion Diagnostics, LifeGen Conducting Validation Trial of Genomic Test for Addiction Risk Premium Dec 17, 2012 Dominion Diagnostics Licenses Rights to LifeGen Genetic Test Technology Aug 31, 2012 GW, Maryland Use NIDA Funds to Find Addiction Genes Jun 11, 2012 NIDA Wants Education Programs to Use Genetic Data in Addiction Research Apr 2, 2012 NIDA to Prioritize Addiction Genetics Research Funding Jan 19, 2011 Drug Abuse Institute Seeks PGx Proposals Premium Nov 19, 2010 NIH to Provide Grants for Addiction Genomics Research Mar 25, 2009 Genetically Stratifying Smoking-Cessation Trials Could Save Up to $15M, Researchers Find Premium Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.