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Drinking-Linked Loci

A genome-wide association study uncovers genetic variants linked with excessive drinking and alcoholism.

An international team found 566 variants in 406 loci, 150 of which evidenced pleiotropic association for alcohol and tobacco use.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic overlap between five psychiatric disorders, and more.

Using post-mortem data, researchers explored similarities and differences between autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and depression.

In the African American arm of a new GWAS, a risk variant in the SEMA3A gene was associated with both alcohol dependence disorder and major depressive disorder.

Researchers link a gene variant to compulsive drinking in a mouse study.

The firms will use the BioRealm SmokeScreen array, which looks at 1,000 addiction-related genes, to genotype 50,000 human subject samples.

A transcriptome sequencing study from researchers at the University of Texas has identified new gene co-expression networks associated with alcoholism. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A study appearing in Translational Psychiatry today describes a panel of genes that may distinguish alcoholics from non-alcoholics.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.