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Mezcalproof worms introduced 

"We found a way that future drugs may target a single human brain protein, called the BK channel, to stop alcohol from activating it and causing intoxication,"

— University of Texas neuroscientist Jonathan Pierce-Shimomura quoted by The Verge about creating genetically altered worms that are resistant to intoxication from alcohol. Altering a molecular channel allowed worms to function normally, unaffected by the petri dish full of booze in which they soaked. The research may help identify ways to help people overcome addiction.

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