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

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism plans to use $7.5 million this fiscal year to fund research into the genetic and biological basis of alcoholism, with the aim of identifying better and more personalized ways to treat the disorder.

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is planning to fund research into the genetic and epigenetic factors that may promote alcohol and drug co-addiction, according to a funding announcement published this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism plans to support a resource that will develop a bank of brain tissues with related DNA samples that researchers can use to d

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

NIDA and NIAAA will fund grants to dive into the ways that gene-environment interactions are involved in substance use disorders and treatments.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.