Saturday, December 13, 2014

Oh Dear...

...whatever will they do now?

Alcoholism IS genetic: Scientists identify key DNA which makes some people more vulnerable to the addiction

Excessive alcohol consumption triggered by gene mutation

Is Alcoholism Genetic? Scientists Discover Link to a Network of Genes In the Brain

A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Newly Identified Gene Network

Study finds gene network associated with alcoholism

The Genetics of Alcohol Metabolism

I remember years ago someone suggested the rate of alcohol addiction amongst Indians was at least partly genetic. There was a big hue and cry from native organizations, suggesting that articulating any such link was "raaaacist". Perhaps this new research will actually help, though.

Just a week or two ago, it was announced a link had been found between homosexuality and genes. Now this. Old memes are set on their heads every day, but it takes a long time for the new findings to become well known and new medical techniques to be implemented. You just never know what science is going to uncover next week. Let's hope this one isn't of the "wait five minutes" variety.

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Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

I have yet to see an egghead able to distinguish between an alkie and a drinking person. It will take another hundred doctoral degrees, probably.

December 15, 2014 1:48 pm  

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