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GW professor receives grant to study the role of genes in drug addiction
Date:8/29/2012

self-administer and abuse morphine. With this grant, they will be able to determine which genes the miRNAs are dampening or turning off and which are important for drug addiction.

By combining their expertise to study drug addiction, Lee and Elmer hope to find a way to therapeutically target the genes being turned off in an effort to treat drug addiction.

Lee's grant application was chosen during a review process at NIDA, which is an organization under the National Institute of Health.


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