Scientists find genetic link to alcohol misuse

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have identified 29 genetic variants that are found in people with a problematic relationship with alcohol. To uncover the genetic variations associated with alcohol misuse, a team of scientists lead by Joel Gelernter, foundations fund professor of psychiatry, and professor of genetics and neuroscience at Yale, looked for shared genes among individuals that met the criteria for problematic alcohol use. After analysing the genes of more than 435,000…

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