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Tipplers vs. Teetotalers

Glutamate Receptor Separates Drinking and Nondrinking Rats

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, October 3, 2013
By using modern sequencing methods to look at two strains of rats that either prefer or abhor alcohol, researchers have identified a glutamate receptor that has an early stop codon and so is for all intents and purposes missing in the drinkers.

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