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Palmer, Chris . (2020) Researchers identify rare gene variants associated with smoking and alcohol use. NIDA Notes

URL: https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2...


In this study from the journal Biological Psychiatry:

  • International research teams analyzed several hundred thousand samples from 17 whole-exome sequencing studies to identify rare gene variants associated with smoking and alcohol use.
  • They identified rare variants in 117 DNA regions as being associated with specific aspects of nicotine and alcohol use, including some in genes already known to influence these traits.

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