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Genetic correlation of antisocial behaviour with alcohol, nicotine, and cannabis use.

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Summary of "Genetic correlation of antisocial behaviour with alcohol, nicotine, and cannabis use."

There is high comorbidity between antisocial behaviour (ASB) and substance use, and twin studies have shown that part of the covariation is due to overlapping genetic influences. Here we used measured genetic effects to estimate the genetic correlations of ASB with nicotine, alcohol, and cannabis use.

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Name: Drug and alcohol dependence
ISSN: 1879-0046
Pages: 296-299

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