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The Camden Opioid Research Initiative has a three pronged approach as outlined below.
1) A biobank for blood and brain samples taken from people who have died from overdose as well as family members who are interested in donating.
2) A prospective clinical study of chronic pain patients to determine the interplay between genetic and biological risk factors for opioid addiction.
3) A clinical study of people currently being treated for opioid addiction to investigate what treatments work best for different genetic makeups.
Three scientists from the project join me:
Dr. Stefan Zajic
, the scientific lead on the project.
Dr. Kaitlan Baston
, the director of Addiction Medicine at Cooper University Health Care.
Dr. Russ Buono
, a Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
On This Episode We Discuss:
-Types of Genetic Testing for Opioid Susceptibility
-Non-Genetic Factors to Opioid Dependence
-Brain Biobank of Opioid User Tissues
-Brain Differences of Opioid Users
-Potential Uses of Opioid Genetic Research
Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today. New episodes are released on the first Friday of the month. With a few bonus episodes here and there. See what else I am up to on Twitter
. Questions/inquiries can be sent to Kira Dineen at info@DNApodcast.com