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November 17, 2010

Genetic engineering against stimulant dependence?

Filed under: Cocaine, MDMA, SfN Annual Meeting 2010 — Tags: , — mtaffe @ 5:59 pm

In the 1997 film Gattica, the human species had perfected itself through genetic engineering of its offspring. Well, the richer parts of the species had done so, anyway, creating a tiered society. A poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2010 provided a clue towards engineering a more-perfect human. In this case, one that is resistant to developing dependence on stimulant class drugs of abuse.

Fontana and colleagues presented data (Abstract 545.15 “Why are some serotonin and dopamine transporters more promiscuous?“) that described a more-selective version of the dopamine transporter (DAT) and serotonin transporter (SERT).
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November 9, 2010

SfN 2010

Filed under: SfN Annual Meeting 2010 — mtaffe @ 12:11 am

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting heads to San Diego CA Nov 13-17, 2010.

The Laboratory will be attending. We will be using this blog to update each other on information from the meeting.

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