Improving the reliability and reporting of genetic association studies

Marcus R Munafò, Suzanne H Gage

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Genetic association studies, in particular candidate gene studies, have a long history of initially promising findings which subsequently produce a confusing mixture of replications, partial replications and non-replications. Drug and Alcohol Dependence is receiving an increasing number of submissions of genetic association studies. Here we discuss the journal's approach to considering such papers, in order to encourage credible and balanced reports which will contribute positively to the field. Recently, the STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association studies (STREGA) initiative has provided guidelines which serve to enhance transparency. We strongly encourage authors considering submitting a genetic association study to the journal to follow these guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2013

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Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Tobacco and Alcohol


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