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.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.