[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

baur baur baur at chello.at
Fri Oct 18 06:45:50 BST 2019

it is pretty clear that there is a spectrum on how people metabolize alcohol(s) and how their nervous systems reacts to it .. 

afaik there is also some indication that some of this is based on generel genetics. it seems that people with a mostly east asian genome have a different reaction to alcohol than people with a western europeran one - and i dont think this is mostly driven by cultural differences .. 

this would indicate to me that a a sectrum of alcoholismsis probable .. 



> Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> hat am 18. Oktober 2019 um 05:47 geschrieben:
> My father said he never got hung over.  He'd look like the proceeds of a
> grave robbery after he was on one of his benders, but he apparently didn't
> get hung over and AFAICR never vomited.  I will admit I would like to know
> how that worked, but I am of the opinion that rather than "alcoholism,"
> singular, we should speak of "alcoholisms," plural---IOW, different things
> that have the same symptom of abusive or excessive use of alcohol.

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