alcohol dependence

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.

The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.