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In Search of Alcoholism Genes

(2/15/2011)

By Melinda Beck
Wall Street Journal
February 8, 2011

Millions of Americans know all too painfully that alcoholism runs in families. Children of alcoholic parents are four times as likely to develop drinking problems as the general population. Sons of alcoholic fathers face up to nine times the usual risk. Even babies of alcoholics adopted into non-drinking homes have nearly the same risk of alcoholism as they would if they'd stayed with their biological parents, studies have shown.

Read the full Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704422204576130074292859048.html


Keywords: alcoholism, genes



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