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.