NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The largest ever genome-wide association study of lifetime cannabis use has identified several genomic regions related to the risk of taking the drug. The loci overlap with the genetics of other substance use and mental health traits, such as smoking, alcohol use, and risk-taking behavior, and the study revealed a causal influence of schizophrenia risk on cannabis use.

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