alcoholism

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

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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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.