Great article on genetics and the placebo effect. I think this topic is worth researching. A peer approach would be my preferred option. Anybody interested in finding out if they have the genes for placebo-response-ability?



From the article:

… new research shows an association that at least part suggests the placebo effect has a basis in human genetics as well as human biology. The researchers looked at different gene variants of a gene called ‘COMT’ which regulates the level of dopamine in the brain. They found a correlation between higher-dopamine variants of the gene and likelihood to report a placebo response.

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