Methods and Compositions for Predicting Success in Addictive Substance Cessation and for Predicting a Risk of Addiction

The present invention relates to genetic polymorphisms that are associated with dependence on an addictive substance. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for predicting success in addictive substance cessation in a subject, such as predicting success in nicotine cessation. In some embodiments, nicotine cessation is accompanied by a nicotine replacement source and/or an antidepressant. The invention further provides a method for identifying a subject who has an increased risk of becoming dependent on an addictive substance. In some embodiments, the addictive substance is nicotine. Also provided are isolated nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms and reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules.

WO 2,009,105,655

Inventor(s): ROSE JED E [US]; UHL GEORGE R [US]

Type of Offer: Licensing

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