NIH-LED STUDY IDENTIFIES GENETIC VARIANT THAT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE IMPULSIVITY

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A multinational research team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are under the influence of alcohol. A report of the findings, which include human genetic analyses and gene knockout studies in animals, appears in the December 23, 2010 issue of Nature.

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/NewsEvents/NewsReleases/Pages/NIH-ledstudyidentifiesgeneticvariantthatcanleadtosevereimpulsivity.aspx

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