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Genetics

08 June 2010

Gambling problem in the genes

Genetics play an important role in the development of problem gambling in both women and men, a new study has found.

Genetics play an important role in the development of problem gambling in both women and men, a new study has found.

While genes were estimated to contribute almost 50% to differences between people in terms of gambling disorders, "there was no evidence for shared environmental influences contributing to variation in disordered gambling liability," Wendy S. Slutske, of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and colleagues reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

 

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