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Alcohol

Alcohol is among the most used drugs, plays a large role in many societies and cultures around the world, and greatly impacts public health.

Researchers Identify Rare Gene Variants Associated With Smoking and Alcohol Use

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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