Wimps can blame their genesBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7205.277a (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:277
- Deborah Josefson
- San Francisco
Anecdotal evidence has shown that people vary greatly in their sensitivity to pain and in their response to analgesics. Now, new research indicates that there is a genetic basis for differences in pain perception. The findings may lead to a more tailored approach towards determining doses of analgesic and to a better understanding of opiate addiction.
Working with mouse models, scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the National Institute of Drug Abuse in …