alcohol dependence Alcohol Abuse Genetic Study Implicates Additional Variants in Risk of Problem Drinking A genome-wide meta-analysis involving more than 435,000 individuals also linked problematic alcohol use with other substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Study Identifies Loci Associated With Alcohol Consumption, Explores Links to Other Conditions A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Mayo Clinic to Study Pharmacogenomics of Alcoholism Treatment The partners are working under NIAAA grants to identify genetic markers to help predict response to the drug acamprosate, which is used as a treatment for alcoholism. Adial Pharmaceuticals, Eurofins Scientific Partner on CDx for Alcohol Use Disorder Drug Eurofins Scientific will help Adial validate a companion diagnostic for a drug being developed and identify patients for enrollment into a Phase III trial. 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. Feb 8, 2018 Brain Transcriptome Distinctions, Overlaps Characterized in Neuropsychiatric Conditions Oct 25, 2017 Overlapping Alcohol Dependence, Major Depression Risk Locus Detected Jul 7, 2015 Affymetrix, BioRealm, RUCDR Ally to Genotype NIDA Biobank Dec 5, 2014 U of Texas Transcriptome Study Reveals Gene Networks Related to Alcoholism Premium May 20, 2014 Researchers Link Panel of Genes to Alcoholism Risk Nov 22, 2013 Combined GWAS, Protein Network Analysis Reveals Genes Contributing to Alcohol Dependence Nov 11, 2013 NIH to Commit $7.5M for Alcoholism Risk Genetics Project Oct 10, 2013 Tekmira Adds HBV to Pipeline, Aims to Move Drug into Clinic in '14 Premium Aug 30, 2013 NIH to Fund Projects Focused on Genetic, Epigenetic Basis of Drug and Alcohol Co-addiction Oct 25, 2012 NIAAA to Fund Brain Bank Center for Alcohol Studies Mar 12, 2012 International Partners to Seek Genes Involved in Cirrhosis Mar 1, 2012 Tekmira Expands Pipeline, Extends Cash Runway into 2013 Premium Dec 2, 2011 Rutgers Lands $10M for Alcoholism Genetics and Behavior Study Jul 22, 2011 NIH to Fund Substance Use Gene-Environment Studies Mar 28, 2011 NIH to Fund DNA Data, Sample Storage Sep 3, 2010 NIAAA Provides $2.5M in SBIR and STTR Funding for Research Into Biomarkers of Alcohol Use Premium Aug 30, 2010 NIH to Fund Research on Alcohol-related Biomarkers May 26, 2010 UC Berkeley Fends off DTC Genomics Critics; Other Schools Mull Genetic Tests as Educational Tools Premium Apr 29, 2009 VCU Opens Molecular Medicine Research Center Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.