substance abuse

The agency aims to fund projects that will use functional genetics and genomics to gain insights into the molecular underpinnings of substance use disorders.

The agency will genotype existing extracted DNA samples from individuals with substance abuse disorders, with data being made public after six months.

The funding will support research into epigenomic or ncRNA regulatory mechanisms in HIV/AIDS infection in the context of substance abuse and addiction.

NIDA expects to provide $3 million next year for studies using systems biology approaches to explore links between HIV/AIDS and drug use and abuse.

WSU and the Michigan Technology and Research Institute are seeking funding to form a company to shepherd to clinical trials WSU's first candidate, a triple uptake inhibitor for treating depression. They eventually hope to attract a pharma partner for further development.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.