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Junk DNA can trigger drug addiction

The human body is designed in such a way that some substances can cause a strong addiction. And, in addition to the data studied on the effect of psychostimulants on various neurotransmitters and departments of our central nervous system, according to experts from Oxford University and the University of Athens, our DNA may be guilty of the mechanisms of dependence formation. Moreover, it is precisely that part of it that, as previously thought, has little effect on human development. Namely, the so-called “junk” DNA and its part, which a person inherited from millions of years ago from ancient viruses.
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