Hundreds of Genetic Variants Implicated in Tobacco, Alcohol Use
An international team found 566 variants in 406 loci, 150 of which evidenced pleiotropic association for alcohol and tobacco use.
Study Explores Genetic Overlap Between Nicotine Addiction, Schizophrenia
Using pathway and network analyses, researchers identified overlapping genes and biological processes behind smoking and schizophrenia, including new candidate genes.
BioRealm Gets SBIR Contract to Develop Screening Tool for Tobacco Addiction
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics and data analysis firm BioRealm said on Wednesday it has received a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop a genetic screening tool for tobacco addiction and treatment approaches.
Study Shows Genes Associated with Nicotine Dependence Also Predict Response to Anti-Smoking Therapy
A team led by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis has shown that genetic variants associated with nicotine dependence and smoking quantity are also predictive of whether patients will benefit from the use of smoking cessation medications.
GeneGo Gets SBIR Grant to Develop Nicotine Addiction Informatics Tool
The company has won an SBIR grant from NIDA to develop a systems biology database and analysis tool for nicotine addiction.
Sep 8, 2010