cheapdate


cheapdate
n.
A gene that cause fruit flies — and perhaps humans — to more readily succumb to the effects of alcohol.
Example Citation:
"Researchers seeking insights into the genetics of human alcoholism are trying a new technique — getting fruit flies drunk.
They have found a gene, nicknamed 'cheapdate,' that makes it easier for flies to get drunk. The research suggests a similar gene may play a role in human susceptibility to alcohol, said scientists at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California at San Francisco."
— Reuters, "Tipsy Flies Aid Study," The New York Times
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