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Research offers hope to chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects 14 million people in England alone.

But scientists think the have come a step closer to understanding it - by studying those who do not feel it at all.

Cambridge University researchers have identified a faulty gene that seems to switch pain off in some people and it is hoped the discovery could lead to new treatments for those who live with pain every day.

Jayne McCubbin reports.

  • 12 Jun 2015
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