so that future humans can be genetically incapable of getting drunk

Researchers find 'drunk gene' in worms

Researchers found that the sober worms had the same mutated gene that appears to make them immune to alcohol's intoxicating effects. The natural job of the gene they found is to help slow brain transmissions. Alcohol increases the gene's activity, which slows down brain activity even more. But if the gene is disabled, as it was in the mutant worms, the brain never gets the chance to slow down.

11 Responses:

  1. jette says:

    The future is surely a boot kicking a human face forever!

  2. romulusnr says:

    this would, of course, be bad for your business.

  3. msjen says:

    This proves that somewhere out there, someone's goal is to promote human misery.

    • jck says:

      I like this quote: "Our end goal is to find a way to cure alcoholism and drug abuse"

      This is a laudable goal, except they're using an awfully Clockwork Orange method to go about it, since we all know that the next step after removing the fun from drugs, is to actually make the experience 100% pain/side affects/hangover.

  4. azul_ros says:

    Worms can get drunk!!! Who knew??!!!

  5. belgand says:

    Man, this is great. Then again I'm totally against drinking and such. The problem for most people is that they think that not drinking is enough. They forget that this has to be supplemented with more sex. I realize that for some alcohol is pretty integral into getting even low levels of sex, but really.

    Hmm... this really isn't a standard deviation of straightedge. No drugs, drinks, or smoking. But more meat and sex.

  6. yesthattom says:

    Finally we'll be able to drink alcoholic beverages purely because they taste good! W00t!