NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A study appearing in Translational Psychiatry today describes a panel of genes that may distinguish alcoholics from non-alcoholics.

Researchers led by Alexander Niculescu at Indiana University School of Medicine drew on genome-wide association study data, human gene expression levels studies, and animal model findings to whittle a list of disease-associated genes to a set of 11 genes that may be able to identify people at risk of alcoholism.

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