Researchers identify gene mutation that blocks pain

09/15/2013 | New Scientist

Scientists have identified a gene mutation that causes people to not feel pain, which may lead to the development of pain treatments that work the same way. Researchers at Jena University Hospital in Germany compared the gene sequence of a girl with congenital analgesia -- the inability to feel pain -- with those of her parents, who do not have the disorder, to isolate the gene mutation.

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