Lager louts may not be to blame for their behaviour as scientists discover binge-drinking gene

Lager louts may not be to blame for their behaviour as scientists discover binge-drinking gene 16-year-olds with the genetic variant drank alcohol more frequently than boys who did not possess it Teenage alcohol abuse is linked to poor brain development and future health problems By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:50 GMT, 4 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 4 December 2012 A newly discovered addiction gene could be fuelling teenage binge-drinking, research suggests.

Father"s with common gene variant have 50 per cent higher risk of heart disease – and pass this on to their sons

Men can inherit higher risk of heart attack from father – and can pass danger on to their sonsMen with version of the male Y chromosome, 50 per cent more likely to suffer from coronary artery diseaseEffect independent of traditional risk factors A study found fathers with a common genetic variant are at higher risk of heart disease, a danger which will be passed don to their sons Fathers with a common genetic variant are at higher risk of heart disease and will pass the danger on to their sons, say scientists.

Single genetic mutation can double your risk of stroke – but scientists hope it could lead to tailored treatments

Single genetic mutation can double your risk of stroke – but scientists hope discovery could lead to tailored treatments Discovery could lead to personalised medicine where stroke treatments are tailored to individual patients A single genetic mutation can double your risk of stroke, according to a new study.

Sweet, sour, salt, savoury, bitter AND fat: Scientists discover that tongue has "sixth sense" for lipids

Sweet, sour, salt, savoury, bitter AND fat: Scientists discover that tongue has 'sixth sense' for lipids Findings could represent a breakthrough in the battle against obesity and diabetes If you cannot resist a stodgy cake or chips, it may not be simply down to lack of willpower.