RATTACA is our most recent endeavor. RATTACA uses genetic prediction to identify rats that would exhibit extreme phenotypes for addiction-related traits that we have previously studied. This prediction relies on the large datasets that we have already collected. We are able to predict behavioral phenotypes including locomotor activity; measures of anxiety-like behavior; delay discounting; Pavlovian Conditioned Approach; self-administration of addictive substances including heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and nicotine; and measures of analgesia in the presence or absences of opioid drugs. We can also predict physiological measures including body weight, body length, and BMI. Contact Dr. Palmer for more information.

Training datasets available for predictions (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

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