Drunk Gene That Ups Alcoholism Risk Discovered, Newcastle University, Sussex University, Imperial College London, University College London, And University of Dundee Study

Published: Nov 27, 2013

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Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol.

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