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Scientists Discover Gene That Links Alcoholism to Heredity

By Paul Gaita

Researchers may have found a genetic way to decrease the amount of alcohol consumption. MORE  

Alcoholism and Genetics: What You Need to Know

By Jeanene Swanson

Alcoholism can be passed down from parent to child, but not in the same way as Alzheimer's or cancer. How exactly is it passed on? MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 29, 2013

By Bryan Le

One in six unemployed are substance abusers, student ODs celebrating getting job helping drug abusers, giant tropical fish survive being used in cocaine smuggling operation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 28th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Chile bans indoor smoking, nicotine addiction may be genetic, and Connecticut "Meth Priest" to plead guilty to drug charges.   MORE  

Can DNA Sequencing Help Treat Addiction?

By Valerie Tejeda

A researcher says patients' DNA data could soon be used to develop customized treatment. MORE  

Our Ape Ancestors Hit the Booze 10 Million Years Ago

By Bryan Le

Scientists have traced back humans' ability to metabolize alcohol to our primate ancestors. MORE  

Are Your Genes Making You Binge Drink?

By Valerie Tejeda

Some people may be genetically predisposed to find alcohol more rewarding, scientists have discovered. MORE  

Why Does Pot Make Some People Psychotic?

By Sarah Beller

The risk of marijuana-induced psychosis may have a genetic origin, new research finds. MORE  

JVM: Dad Was a High-Functioning Alcoholic

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

The HLN host gives exclusive answers to Fix readers' questions about rehab, troubled actor Nick Stahl, first-anniversary doubts, and whether or not addiction is genetic. MORE  

DNA Predicts Smoking Behavior (to a Point)

By Sarah Beller

One specific gene variant is linked to smoking on average one extra cigarette daily among a large African American study group. MORE  

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