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congenital insensitivity to pain

And Now For Something Completely Different

Genetics is at the Root of Painlessness, Which Sounds Like a Lot More Trouble Than It’s Worth

The New York Times has an interesting profile up on a young girl named Ashlyn and her family, who’ve gathered a unique group of families and children around a single condition they have in common: a congenital insensitivity to pain. Ashlyn, and other children like her, don’t feel physical pain, and while that’s a state many people might be interested in achieving, it has presented a significant challenge to her parents and caretakers.

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