This SNP in the GABRA2 gene has been linked to Alcoholism.
The strongest association for this SNP is seen when it is a member of a haplotype consisting of the rs279871(A) + rs279845(T) + rs279836(A) alleles [PMID 15024690].
|Desc||GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID RECEPTOR, ALPHA-2; GABRA2|
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