Possible genetic explanation for the placebo effect

A patient’s genetic makeup may explain the “placebo effect,” in which people perceive that a fake treatment makes them feel better, according to a study by PiPS researchers.  The findings may help researchers design better clinical trials.

Read the article:  “Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome”

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