Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance of addictive-like behaviors.

  title={Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance of addictive-like behaviors.},
  author={Fair M Vassoler and Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili},
Genetic factors are implicated in the heritability of drug abuse. However, even with advances in current technology no specific genes have been identified that are critical for the transmission of drug-induced phenotypes to subsequent generations. It is now evident that epigenetic factors contribute to disease heritability and represent a link between genes and the environment. Recently, epigenetic mechanisms have been shown to underlie drug-induced structural, synaptic, and behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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