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Genetic or Environmental

June 10, 2010

A variant of a gene involved in communication among brain cells has a direct influence on alcohol consumption in mice, according to a new study by scientists supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Army

Scientists do not know yet whether a similar gene variant, with a similar effect on alcohol consumption, exists in humans.

Trinity of Chemung County is interested in what you believe contributes to addiction. Is it genetic, environmental, or both. Please let us know. Thanks for your support.

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