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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new genome-wide association and protein network analysis study has identified more than three-dozen genes that appear to be involved in the risk of developing alcohol dependence.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has added hepatitis B to its pipeline, and that it anticipates filing an investigational new drug application for the program in 2014.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has expanded its pipeline with the addition of an siRNA-based drug candidate for alcohol dependence.

Despite criticism, UC Berkeley shows no signs of halting its proposed plans to genetically test incoming freshman this fall. Although UC Berkeley is the first to attempt to roll out genetic testing within its student body, other campuses around the country are planning similar projects.

Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.