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Person Who Feels No Pain Could Lead to New Painkillers

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September 16, 2013
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Researchers in Germany say thanks to a person who suffers from congenital analgesia, the inability to feel physical pain, they've identified the gene mutation that disrupts pain. Jen Markham explains why the discovery could lead to improved painkillers.


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