Cannabis Use Disorder has Both Genetic and Biological Underpinnings: Researchers

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NEWS Cannabis use disorder has both genetic and biological underpinnings: researchers Some people may be vulnerable to CUD before even smoking their first joint. By Angela Stelmakowich The international team identified two regions in human DNA, the FOXP2 gene being one of them, that appear to contribute to the risk of becoming dependent on cannabis / Photo: Gio_tto / iStock / Getty Images Plus

An international study exploring possible genetic influences on cannabis use disorder (CUD) has identified an association between the disorder and a region of DNA near the FOXP2 gene, previously linked to risk-taking behaviour.

Headed by Washington University School of Medicine, researchers analyzed DNA and other data from almost 21,000 people diagnosed with CUD and 360,000 who did not have that diagnosis, notes a press release on findings.

The team identified two regions in human DNA, the FOXP2 gene being one of them, that appear to contribute to the risk of becoming dependent on cannabis. Previously linked to CUD and nicotine addiction, the scientists also implicated the CHRNA2 gene.

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