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The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that a genetic test to gauge opioid abuse risk might not work.

The agency is seeking grant applications for projects investigating the molecular genetics underlying drug addiction and related co-morbidities.

A company says its tests may be able to help avert opioid addiction, CNBC reports.

Jax researchers will aim to study why some individuals are more likely to start using drugs, or to get addicted to them.

The firm has yet to publish peer-reviewed clinical evaluations, and genetics experts have raised doubts about its choice of targets to predict addiction. 

A genome-wide association study of participants from three substance dependence cohorts led to variants in some of the same genes linked to psychiatric disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to fund research and development projects investigating the genomic characteristics and molecular pathways that may play roles in addiction.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to fund research efforts to develop new methods for sequencing, mapping, and analyzing genomes of animals that have been bred to have traits related to addiction, with the aim of identifying gene variants that may be involved i

Drug testing lab Dominion Diagnostics and nutrigenomics firm LifeGen announced an agreement last month giving Dominion exclusive licensing rights to a biomarker signature LifeGen has developed to predict a patient's risk for addiction.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dominion Diagnostics today said that it has licensed rights to genetic testing technology from LifeGen.

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Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

Bill Gates tells the Telegraph that bioterrorism is a serious risk.

The March for Science is to take place tomorrow, and supporters are tapping their creative energies to create placards to carry.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.