Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says

April 13, 2015 8:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that the strength of your "placebo effect" may depend on your particular DNA.

In clinical trials of new drugs, people who receive a fake treatment, or placebo, often feel relief from medical conditions and pain. A better understanding of this phenomenon -- called the placebo effect -- could improve medical research and health care, the authors of the new paper said.

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