Notice of Intent to Publish a Program Announcement Encouraging Research in the Functional Genetics and Genomics of Drug Addiction

Notice Number: NOT-DA-06-033

Key Dates
Release Date:   October 2,  2006

Issued by
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (

Addiction to, or dependence on, drugs of abuse is a major public health and economic problem.  Genetic and genomic studies have identified genes and gene variants that potentially modulate the fundamental biological mechanisms underpinning addictive processes.  Discovery of these genes/variants, while extremely valuable, is only a first step in understanding molecular mechanisms of addiction.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to publish a Program Announcement (PA) in the fall of 2006 encouraging basic functional genomic research in two areas:  1. functional validation to determine which candidate genes/variants have an authentic role in addictive processes, and 2. detailed elucidation of the molecular pathways and processes modulated by candidate genes/variants, particularly for those genes with an unanticipated role in addiction.


For further information regarding this potential PA, please contact:

John Satterlee, Ph.D.
Program Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch
Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD  20892-9555
Phone:  301-435-1020

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