NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse sees great potential for applying genetic and genomic knowledge to addiction research, and plans to fund the creation of education programs to train scientists in ways to analyze and use genetic data in addiction research.

Under a new funding program, NIDA will award grants of up to $500,000 to encourage research education efforts that will focus on statistical and computational models to address genetics-based problems related to addiction.

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