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October 21st, 2010
01:46 PM ET

Gene to protect against alcoholism?

Feeling more drunk after a few drinks than your friends? It might not just be in your head. It could be your genes, and understanding it could help prevent alcoholism.

Dr. Kirk Wilhelmsen, professor of genetics and neurology with the University of North Carolina, spoke with John Roberts this morning about his new study that identified an alcoholism gene that could protect someone from developing the disease.

Would you get tested to see if you had the gene?

Filed under: Alcoholism