Genetic Study of Nicotine and Alcohol Use Offers Insight into Addiction

January 16, 2019
A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact on your health, but the study also found genetic associations...
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The Genetics of Alcoholism

October 19, 2018
Building off of work done last year, a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified new genetic variants associated...
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Cheers!

December 29, 2014
Why some people will have a hangover the morning after they ring in the New Year this year and others won’t, can at least be partially explained by genetics.There’s a...
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Barfly Genetics

January 24, 2013
You probably know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for you. But did you know that your genetics also factor into how much those vices can impact your health?...
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SNPwatch: Evidence for Gene-Environment Interaction in Alcohol Addiction

September 22, 2009
Alcohol addiction is associated with the brain’s reward system, which reinforces behaviors that feel good – like drinking – by releasing neurotransmitters such as dopamine and endorphins. With prolonged alcohol...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated With Addiction In Caucasian Women

September 01, 2009
Although environment plays a major part in addiction – you can’t get hooked on something you’ve never tried – genetics plays a substantial role in determining whether a person who...
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SNPwatch: Two Vices, One SNP – Drinking and Smoking Behavior Both Linked to Nicotine Receptor Genes

December 09, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Linked to Drinking Intensity in Alcoholics

November 21, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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