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Prescient will further the development and commercialization of the Infiniti Neural Response Panel to identify patients who may be at risk for opioid use disorder.

An epigenome-wide association study in women with opioid dependence led to hypomethylated sites in three genes involved in various cellular processes.

After a series of duplication and rearrangement events, the genes involved in two key pathways producing morphine, codeine, and noscapine have clustered in the genome.

The university is marshaling the expertise across all its schools in studying myriad factors that might contribute to opioid response, addiction, and abuse.

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

The clinical trial is designed to validate that biomarkers, measured in routine urine tests, effectively predict genetic mutations in drug-metabolizing enzymes.

A genome-wide association study of participants from three substance dependence cohorts led to variants in some of the same genes linked to psychiatric disease.

BioRealm SmokeScreen Genotyping Array Looks to Boost Drug Addiction Research

The bespoke array, designed in tandem with Affymetrix, has nearly 650,000 markers to look at genes associated with addiction in several population groups.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Chicago said on Thursday it has been awarded a five-year, $12 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to create a center of excellence using rats to study the genetics of drug abuse.

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.

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AstraZeneca has released its coronavirus vaccine trial protocol, according to the New York Times.

According to the Guardian, more than 150 countries have signed on to a global SARS-CoV-2 vaccine plan.

Time magazine looks into how liquid biopsies are changing cancer care.

In PNAS this week: similar muscle protein patterns across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotypes, analysis of gene expression and brain anatomy in major depression, and more.