Large Family Study Pinpoints Genetic Linkage In Drug Addiction

Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:00 AM EST

... Based on data obtained from one of the largest family sets of its kind, Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified a genetic linkage for dependence on drugs such as heroin, morphine and oxycontin. The lead author, Joel Gelernter, M.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry, said the researchers recruited a sample of 393 small families, most with at least two individuals with opioid dependence... click link for more info. ...