The genetics of alcoholism

Alison M. Goate, Howard J. Edenberg

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Recently, the first genome-wide searches for genes predisposing to or protecting against the development of alcohol dependence in humans have been carried out. Genetic studies in animal models of alcohol-related behaviors have also identified candidate chromosomal regions and potential candidate genes that can be tested in human populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Genetics and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology

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