Rebecca Aberra

B.A. Sociology, B.Sc Behavioural Neuroscience

Research interests

  • Sociology of genetics
  • Genetic risk assessment
  • Genetics of alcohol dependence
  • Research project 
    • Sociological implications of genetic risk assessment
    • While typically genetic risk assessment was used for recessive genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis or albinism, we are seeing an increase in genetic risk assessment for addiction and substance dependence as well
    • This project is looking at the sociological implications of genetic risk assessment, specifically for alcohol dependence
    • Looking at how biobanks enable large-scale population studies correlating specific genetic markers that are associated with alcohol dependence and the sociological implications of these studies 
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