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Genetics

02 August 2010

Genes to blame for boozy night

Genetics may determine to what extent you're swayed by the alcohol consumption of people around you, new research suggests.

Genetics may determine to what extent you're swayed by the alcohol consumption of people around you, new research suggests.

The study focused on different versions of a receptor for the neurotransmitter dopamine, which controls feelings of pleasure. Previous work had shown that one form of this receptor, which contains a series of seven repeats of the same DNA sequence, is associated with increased alcohol cravings in a variety of situations.

 

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