Dopamine D2 receptor gene polymorphisms in newborn infants of drug-using women

ADC Fetal & Neonatal Edition, 05/01/2012

D2 receptor gene (DRD2) polymorphisms are detectable from DNA obtained from stored blood spots. The –ins allele is more common in control and unmedicated drug–exposed infants. Further study is recommended to explore postneonatal outcomes especially in relation to neuropsychiatric behaviours.

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