alcohol dependence

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.

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.

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.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.