That’s going to leave a mark

Ever wonder why your significant other about falls down in pain when they slightly stub their toe and you can dig out a splinter with a dull kitchen knife and just shake it off? No? Turns out they (or you) might not just be a wuss. This article does explains there is “rapidly expanding evidence that dozens of genes and variants go into determining our pain sensitivity and how well analgesics – like opioids – reduce our pain and even our risk for developing chronic pain.” So, next time someone says “go rub some dirt on it” you can tell them you have a variation in your SCN9A gene. For everything you ever wanted to know about pain, go here. Speaking of pain, there wasn’t much at the All Drug Olympics.