First 'placebo gene' discovered

日期:2019-03-01 09:01:01 作者:何涸蒌 阅读:

By Andy Coghlan FOR the first time, a gene is being linked to increased susceptibility to the placebo effect, the mysterious capacity some people have to benefit from sham treatments. The gene might not play a role in our response to treatment for all conditions, and the experiment involved only a small number of people. Nonetheless, the discovery is a milestone in the quest to understand this phenomenon, which often blurs the results of clinical trials “To our knowledge, it’s the first time anyone has linked a gene to the placebo effect,