|Education||University of Illinois|
Feinberg School of Medicine
|Awards||Fellow of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (1988)|
|Institutions||City of Hope National Medical Center|
David E. Comings (born March 8, 1935) is an American medical geneticist and former chief of genetics at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, a position he held from 1966 until his 2002 retirement. He has served as the president of the American Society of Human Genetics (1988) and the editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Human Genetics (1979–86). He has been a fellow of the American Society for Clinical Investigation since 1968. He is known for his research on the genetics of Tourette's syndrome, which he began studying in 1980 with his wife, Brenda Comings. He has also studied the role of genetics in nicotine addiction and alcoholism. In 1994, he was put on five years' probation by the Medical Board of California because he, according to the Los Angeles Times, "excessively prescribed controlled substances to his wife, thereby committing gross negligence, incompetence and repeated negligent acts".
- Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior (Hope Press, 1990)
- Search for the Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior Genes (Hope Press, 1996)
- The Gene Bomb (Hope Press, 1996)
- Did Man Create God?: is Your Spiritual Brain at Peace with Your Thinking Brain? (Hope Press, 2008)
- "Dr. David Comings Bio". The Comings Foundation. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
- "Comings, David E." Library of Congress Name Authority File. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
- "Issue". The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2015-04-02.
- "David E. Comings 1935-". Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. Oxford University Press. 2006. doi:10.1093/acref/9780198614432.001.0001/q-author-00007-00000292 (inactive 2020-09-10). Retrieved 2017-12-15.CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of September 2020 (link)
- Gorner, Peter (1989-01-15). "Tourette Theory In Hot Dispute". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "David Comings". American Society for Clinical Investigation. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- Horacek, H. Joseph (1998). Brainstorms: Understanding and Treating the Emotional Storms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. Jason Aronson. p. 30. ISBN 9780765700803.
- Noble, Holcomb B. (1999-03-02). "New From the Smoking Wars: Success". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- SCOTT, JANNY (1991-10-02). "Study Supports Genetic Link to Alcoholism". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "Medical Disciplinary Actions". Los Angeles Times. 1994-11-02. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
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