Genetic and other contributions to alcohol intake in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).

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BACKGROUND The etiology of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, like many other complex diseases, is heterogeneous and multifactorial. Numerous studies demonstrate a genetic contribution to variation in the expression of alcohol-related disorders in humans. Over the past decade, nonhuman primates have emerged as a valuable model for some aspects of human alcohol… (More)

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