addiction IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health Geneus offers a genetic test to identify potential genetic predisposition to reward deficiency syndrome, a primary marker for addiction. Genetics of Opioid Addiction Under Study A Coriell Institute for Medical Research-led team is investigating influence of genetics on opioid addiction and abuse, WHYY reports. 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. In the Skin Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports. 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. Aug 29, 2017 Prescient Medicine Launches Addiction Risk Test Developed With AutoGenomics Premium 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 GenXys, Helix Partner to Provide Clinical Decision Support for PGx Testing Persephone Biosciences, Janssen Biotech Ink Biomarker Discovery Agreement Personal Genome Diagnostics, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces to Advance Liquid Biopsy PhenoTips Raises C$2.5M in Seed Funding Fauna Bio Raises $9M in Seed Money Phosphorus Wins Conditional New York State Approval for GeneCompass Consumer Test The Scan Two J&J Doses Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports. Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post. Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics. PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.