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Alcoholism and Genetics: Is There an Inherited Family Alcohol Gene?

Alcoholism is a term that refers to alcohol addiction or, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcohol use disorder (AUD). The condition is marked with excessive alcohol consumption that can become severe, resulting in problem drinking, alcohol dependence or becoming an “alcoholic.”Heavy drinkers who are affected usually display compulsive behaviors […]

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Is Down Syndrome Inherited from a Parent?

Before getting into whether or not you can inherit Down Syndrome from a parent, let’s first talk about what Down Syndrome actually is. In the United States alone, one in 700 babies will be diagnosed with Down Syndrome, making it one of the most common chromosomal conditions. This also means that there are about 6,000 […]

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