Moving HEAL Research into Action

Education About Family Genomic Vulnerability

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The research on medical matter education effecting subsequentbehavior change is inconclusive. Regarding addiction, let alone opioids - I know of little of use and scan the literature everyday. However, nothing is more factual, determinant and inherited than the genetic vulnerabilities - 50% from father/ 50% from mother.

There is always a responsibility to share the medical and biological facts, e.g.,

- Although opioid dependence (OD) is more prevalent in men, opioid relapse and fatal opioid overdoses have recently increased at a higher rate among women.

- Epigenetic mechanisms have been implicated in the etiology of OD,

- Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been widely used to identify genetic factors that predispose to drug dependence10. GWASs from our lab have identified risk variants for OD; the most compelling implicated potassium and calcium signaling

There is no need to get "into the weeds" and geeky details but...some knowledge sharing might help.

Agree? Disagree? Ideas always welcome.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41110-7

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