German Scientists Find Internet Addiction Gene

The Telegraph , Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:26 AM
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Although the world wide web has been around for less than a generation, Dr Christian Montag from the University of Bonn, said they had found a gene in people who could not drag themselves away. Most were women. Dr Montag said that, biologically speaking, internet addiction had the same genetic cause as smoking addiction. He said: “Internet addiction is not a figment of our imagination. Researchers and therapists are increasingly closing in on it."

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