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Fruit Flies Help Identify Networks of Genes that Play Major Role in Alcoholism

A group of drunken fruit flies have helped researchers from North Carolina State and Boston universities identify entire networks of genes (also present in humans) that play a key role in alcohol drinking behavior. Science Daily reports that this discovery, published in the October 2009 print issue of the journal Genetics, provides a crucial explanation of why some people seem to tolerate alcohol better than...

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