Genomics study helps researchers better understand opioid epidemic
from Medical Xpress
A human genomics study led by two Yale University Department of Psychiatry researchers identified specific genetic regions that link opioid exposure and dependence to neuropsychiatric traits like risk-taking behaviors, alcohol abuse and depression. The study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, also reported that gene variants associated with opioid dependence are linked to muscle injuries, supporting a potential genetic connection between opioid abuse and management of muscle pain.
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