Ozzy and His Genome

  • “Many of the variants in his genome are about how the brain processes dopamine,” he continued. Osbourne is 2.6 times more likely to experience hallucinations while on marijuana, has an increased risk of cocaine addiction and “an increased predisposition for alcohol dependence of something like six times higher”, Pearson said. Osbourne’s genes also suggest that he is slow to metabolise coffee. “Ozzy’s kryptonite is caffeine,” a Knome rep explained. A functioning change to the singer’s TTN gene, which has been linked to the nervous system, may be connected to Osbourne’s hearing or to his tremors.
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