The woman lived a life without pain because of genetic changes

Scientists are always very interested in people that are different from the rest. For example, recently they were interested in a woman from Scotland, who throughout his life felt no pain and thought it was normal. To sixty years, she broke bones, received severe burns and had undergone major surgery without anesthesia. On hearing this, the Professor of the London Institute of biomedical research decided to find out why the woman had such an anomaly — it is possible that knowing this, they can create an effective cure for chronic pain from other people.

Женщина не чувствует боли

A woman named Jo Cameron shared with researchers that earlier she was diagnosed with arthritis in her hip, but she never felt joint pain. Moreover, the sooner she could learn about what got burned, only traces of charred skin and smell. She even had a weakened sense of taste, a woman could eat red pepper, and felt only “a pleasant burning sensation” in your mouth. She also rarely felt anxiety, depression, fear and panic, even in the time once the incident car accident.

Learning of this, the researchers conducted the genome sequencing of herself, mother and children. The study showed that the reason for its low sensitivity is a mutation in the gene Faah, which is responsible for physical sensations. Analgesic properties of this gene provoked a bit of Faah-Out, which was previously considered “junk” genome.

Scientists intend to carefully study this part of the genome, as in the end they are able to help people get rid of chronic pain with the help of genetic engineering. Maybe they should have to do this before, as previous studies have argued that changes in the gene Faah make people more relaxed and less susceptible to pain.

It is noteworthy that this is not the only region of the genome that affect the sensitivity. For example, in Italy there lives a woman named Letizia Marsili, which like other five members of her family felt no pain. The study showed that in their case, for a painless life is responsible mutation in the gene ZFHX2.

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