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Katherine Ness

Clinical Research...

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Chirstina Barr

Christina Barr, V.M.D., Ph.D., Acting Chief
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of...

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How do genes influence alcoholism?

Alcoholism often seems to run in families, and we may hear about scientific studies of an “alcoholism gene.” Genetics certainly influence our likelihood of developing alcoholism, but the...


Alcohol Overdose: Do You Know the Signs?

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Videoconference Series

The Videoconference Series provides access to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) leading scientists and the latest alcohol research. NIAAA experts offer free, accurate, and timely...


Lecture title: “The Genetic Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorders: A Current Perspective"

Presented by:

Dr. Kenneth S. Kendler
Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
Professor, Human and Molecular...

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Dr. Kenneth Kendler is a world-renowned expert on the genetics of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Fueled by a lifelong interest in how the human mind works, Dr. Kendler pursues research on how genes and the environment contribute to...

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About the Underage Drinking Research Initiative

The Underage Drinking Research Initiative (UDRI) is a key program of NIAAA. The goal of this initiative is to better understand the factors that compel youth to begin...