A genome wide search for alcoholism susceptibility genes.

  title={A genome wide search for alcoholism susceptibility genes.},
  author={Shirley Y Hill and Sa Shen and Nicholas Zezza and Eric K Hoffman and Mark W. Perlin and William Allan},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics},
  volume={128B 1},
Alcoholism is currently one of the most serious public health problems in the US. Lifetime prevalence rates are relatively high with one in five men and one in 12 women meeting criteria for this condition. Identification of genetic loci conferring an increased susceptibility to developing alcohol dependence could strengthen prevention efforts by informing individuals of their risk before abusive drinking ensues. Families identified through a double proband methodology have provided an… CONTINUE READING