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A Genetic Nexus of Obesity and Smoking

October 2014
Research shows that some gene variants that influence body mass index also shape smoking behaviors.

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A Case for Studying Brain Asymmetry in Drug Use

September 2016
A new study proposes that research into the discrete roles played by the brain’s two hemispheres could yield important and actionable insights into drug use and addiction. Evidence indicates that two risk factors for substance use, impulsivity and craving, primarily reflect activity in the right and left hemispheres, respectively.

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