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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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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.

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