The woman lived a life without pain due to genetic changes
Scientists are always very interested in people who are different from the rest. For example, recently they are interested in a woman from Scotland, who throughout his life did not feel pain and considered it normal. To sixty years, she broke a bone, received severe burns and subjected to major surgery without anesthesia. On hearing this, the professor of the London-based Institute for Biomedical Research have decided to find out, because of what the woman had such an anomaly - it is possible to learn it, they can create an effective cure for chronic pain in other people.
A woman named Jo Cameron shared with the researchers that earlier she had been diagnosed with arthritis in her hip, but she had never felt pain in the joints. Moreover, before she could learn that burned only in the wake of the charred skin and smell. She even taste senses were weakened - a woman could eat red pepper, and feel a "pleasant burning sensation" in the mouth. she rarely felt as anxiety, depression, fear and panic, even in a time of one car accident occurred.
Learning of this, researchers conducted a genome sequencing herself, mother and children. Research has shown that the cause of its low sensitivity is Faah gene mutation that is responsible for the physical sensation. The analgesic properties of this gene provoked Faah-Out a part of which used to be "junk" Genome. Scientists intend to carefully examine this part of the genome, as eventually they are able to help people to get rid of chronic pain with the help of genetic engineering. Perhaps they should have to do this before, as previous studies have argued that the changes in the gene Faah make people calmer and less susceptible to pain.
It is noteworthy that this is not the only portion of the genome that affect the sensitivity. For example, in Italy, lives a woman named Leticia Marsilio, which like the other five members of her family does not feel pain. The study showed that in their case for a painless life meets ZFHX2 mutation in the gene.
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