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Genetics—Born to Be an Addict?

Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Addictive Brain

Genetics—Born to Be an Addict?

Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Investigate how people may be susceptible to addiction on a genetic level. Thanks to studies of twins and DNA analysis, scientists are homing in on the genes that predispose us toward addiction. While there is no single “addiction gene,” our DNA can significantly influence whether we become addicts.

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