What does genetics tell us about chronic pain?

DNA2For a long time, pain was thought to be too slippery to be pegged to genes. But now genetics research is helping to identify root causes of pain, and possible avenues for new treatments.

Read this story at Relief.

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Progress in autism research at IMFAR 2009

IMFAR2From demonstrations of innovative technologies to a special sleep symposium to a keynote address about crucial neural pathways that may be disrupted—and potentially fixed—in autism, scientists from all areas of autism research shared their findings. Getting this input while research is in progress is crucial to producing the most reliable and relevant science about autism.

Read this article and daily updates of the meeting at Autism Speaks.