By Kimberlee D'Ardenne
Original Source: news.asu.edu
The opioid epidemic remains lethal, with nearly 100,000 Americans dying from opioid overdoses in the last year.
Only about 10% of people who take opioids become addicted, and some of them struggle more than others to quit. Why some people become addicted and others don’t, and why some can quit and others cannot, is a major focus of addiction research.
“Some factors underlying differences in vulnerability to opioid addiction could be related to genes or the way that genes are regulated across people. My lab is working to identify genetic predictors of vulnerability,” said neuroscientist Jonathan Gewirtz, who recently joined...click here to continue reading