Scientists identify network of genes that may predict alcohol dependence

December 2, 2014 3:17 PM

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Scientists identify network of genes that may predict alcohol dependence

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a network of genes that may help determine alcohol dependence, which they believe could lead to future treatments and therapies for alcoholism.

The findings, being published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, compared patterns of genetic code from the brain tissue of alcoholics to those of nonalcoholics. Researchers found a particular set of genes were strongly linked as networks in alcoholics but not in nonalcoholics, according to a news...

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