An ancient virus may be responsible for some addictive behaviors

An international team of researchers has revealed that an ancient retrovirus, found in between five and ten percent of the world’s population, is significantly associated with addictive behavior. The study uncovered a connection between the retrovirus and a specific gene that could make individuals more prone to a variety of addictive behaviors…
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Addiction

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Retrovirii

University of Oxford

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