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Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of susceptibility in addiction.


A team from the University of South Carolina have been studying one of the fundamental biomolecules contributing to human addiction, the mu-opioid receptor. It’s a protein in the human body that is affected by many different drugs, from nicotine to alcohol to heroin.  The study is published in the journal Neuropharmacology. This receptor was brought to the researcher’s attention is

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