Mice genetically modified to prevent addiction to cocaine

UBC researchers have genetically engineered mice that were able to resist cocaine addiction due to manipulation of brain proteins, various media outlets reported.

Shernaz Bamji, a professor in UBC’s department of cellular and physiological sciences and lead study author, said the findings could help develop new drugs to treat human addiction.

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