NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health announced that it is seeking grant applications for projects that will use functional genetics and genomics to gain insights into the molecular underpinnings of substance use disorders (SUDs).

Recent studies have identified genetic and epigenetic factors that potentially influence SUDs such as genes, gene variants, and non-coding RNAs, the NIH said. But additional research is required before their influence, if any, can be fully understood.

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