NIH-led study identifies genetic variant that can lead to severe impulsivity – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers who have identified a genetic variant that can lead to impulsivity admit it’s unlikely to explain the full range of impulsive behaviors.
Goldman: While there are people who are severely impulsive, who have this genetic variant, there are many people who carry it who are not.
Balintfy: Dr. David Goldman at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains, a recent study does not mean impulsivity and how it can be inherited is explained.
Goldman: What it does mean is that we’ve made some progress in beginning to identify the specific genes that are responsible for that general inheritance.
Narrator: For details on this research, visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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