NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of Maryland School of Medicine will use a $405,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate genes that may increase susceptibility to drug abuse and addiction.

The project will continue studies of mouse genetics and addictive behavior that have found gene expression changes that lead to changes in the brain and are involved in addiction and abuse.

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