NIDA Genetics Consortium (NGC)

What We Do:

The NIDA Genetics Consortium was created in 1999 and has several overarching missions:

  • Identify human chromosomal regions containing genes and/or specific genes that confer susceptibility to drug addiction
  • Create a repository for data (i.e., clinical information and biospecimens containing DNA) that are contributed by multiple studies, so as to permit pooling of data to maximize statistical power
  • Generate a database on molecular genetics of drug use disorders and related phenotypes to provide controlled access for collaborative studies with the broader scientific community
  • Establish a consortium of scientists who meet regularly and collaborate on projects

Research Interests:

NIDA has created a list of domains and their associated measures to help with the harmonization of data in the area of genetic studies.

Policies for access and distribution of DNA and clinical data from NIDA-funded studies on the genetics of addiction vulnerability



Any questions or concerns regarding the Human Genetics Consortium please contact Joni Rutter Ph.D.

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