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.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.