Alcohol use disorder, an illness described by harmful drinking patterns leading to negative ramifications both emotional and physical, has become more predominantly associated with genetics rather than behavioral. There are many factors that play into alcoholism, some being environmental, heritability, and now genetics related. There are two genes believed to be related to alcoholism, ADH1B and ALDH2. Alcoholism can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and necrosis. In efforts to understanding the role of genetics and alcoholism, a genome mapping evaluation would allow for researchers to understand the effect of alcoholism and the role of genes ALDH2 and ADH1B, and what mutations may occur to cause such results.
Harris, Erica L., "The Role of Genetics with Alcoholism and its Effects on Genes ALDH2, ADH1B by Causing Mutations in the Genome" (2019). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 53.