Sex Differences in the Genetic Risk for Alcoholism

Prescott, Carol A.
December 2002
Alcohol Research & Health;2002, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p264
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study which explored the mechanisms that may contribute to sex differences in the genetic risk for alcoholism. Review of related literature; Characteristics of the participants; Methodology; Findings and conclusion.


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