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Genetic variant that can lead to severe impulsivity identified


Genetic variant that…

A multinational research team led by scientists at the
National Institutes of Health has found that a genetic
variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to
violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are
under the influence of alcohol. A report of the findings,

First direct evidenc…

First direct evidence that response to alcohol depends on
genes: Dopamine receptor deficiency leads to significant
brain changes in response to…

Sensitivity to alcoh…

Sensitivity to alcohol odors may indicate a genetic
predisposition to alcohol dependence ScienceDaily  –
Prior research had found an association between DNA
sequence variations in a gene that encodes parts of the
brain‘s gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA)-A receptors
(the GABRA2…

Genetics may determine sensitivity to other people’s drinking behavior


Genetics may determi…

Your friend walks into a bar to meet you for happy hour.
He sidles up to the bar and orders a drink — does
that make you more likely to get a drink yourself?
According to new findings reported in Psychological
Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological
Science, genetics…