Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Development

Research In Alcoholism

Provide an effective forum for high quality research in the field of alcoholism by ensuring careful peer review and selection of the highest quality papers. share new findings with others in the alcohol research field and beyond on matters relating to the science or its translation into clinical practice or policy. disseminate high quality research in the field of alcoholism worldwide through its publication.   Two studies have found evidence of genes on specific chromosomes influencing susceptibility to alcoholism. The ongoing Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), which involves 987 individuals from high-risk families, reported suggestive evidence of genes on chromosomes 1 and 7 involved in alcoholism. An early report from the study also reported weaker evidence of such a gene on chromosome 2. Another study from NIAAA’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics, based on 152 members of a southwestern Native American tribe, reported suggestive evidence for a gene influencing susceptibility to alcoholism on chromosome 11. Both studies reported finding evidence of a gene that was protective against alcoholism in a region of chromosome 4.

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