Alcohol genetics: will the promise be fulfilled?

Cook, C.C.H. (2000) Alcohol genetics: will the promise be fulfilled? Addiction Biology, 5 (4). pp. 405-410. ISSN 1355-6215. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Genetic research into alcohol-related problems has a long history, but only with the recent advent of molecular biological techniques does it seem poised to fulfill its promise. While such research might be thought to reinforce views of the inevitability and immutability of dr inking problems, there have been bold promises of important developments in our understanding of the aetiology of alcohol misuse, as well as promises of innovations in prevention and treatment. A brief consideration of recent research, and of the possibilities that are now before us, reveals that the promise of increased understanding of the aetiology of alcohol misuse is already being fulfilled. Promises of new preventive and therapeutic interventions, if they also are to be fulfilled, require that a number of practical and ethical issues be addressed. Clinicians, researchers and others in the addictions field need to begin to address the ethical issues that are raised.

Item Type: Review
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 1914 10:54
Last Modified: 07 Apr 1914 10:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16314 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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