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Is alcoholism genetic? Scientists discover link to a network of genes in the brain

from Medical Daily

In the past alcohol and drug addictions were seen as character failings, yet today they are viewed as treatable diseases of the brain. So what could be better than finding a gene linked directly to alcoholism? One team of researchers might say identifying a whole network of genes for alcoholism. In a new study, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered certain sets of genes working together as a network in alcoholics, though not in nonalcoholics. Their findings could lead to future treatments and therapies for alcoholics and possibly help doctors screen for alcoholism. more

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