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Frances Bean Cobain and the Genetics of Addiction

March 19, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens who think they might be at greater risk for addiction can be extra careful about the choices they make. Read More »

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“Personalized Medicine” for Drug Problems?

December 18, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Could gene research help treat drug problems—or even prevent them from happening in the first place? Read More »

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Addiction Science Award Winners 2017

June 12, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Find out what teen scientists learned about genes, drug use, and risky behavior.   Read More »

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Say What? “Epigenetics”

April 24, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Taking drugs can affect which of your genes are switched on or off, and this can be passed on to your kids. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Is Addiction Hereditary?

July 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Does someone in your family abuse drugs? Learn more about how DNA can influence a person’s chances of becoming addicted to drugs in this updated post from 2011. Read More »

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