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A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

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In Science this week: genetic overlap between five psychiatric disorders, and more.

Using post-mortem data, researchers explored similarities and differences between autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and depression.

Researchers link a gene variant to compulsive drinking in a mouse study.

The firms will use the BioRealm SmokeScreen array, which looks at 1,000 addiction-related genes, to genotype 50,000 human subject samples.

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

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) – 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.

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

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.