Study Finds Dopamine Gene Variant Predictive of Placebo Response in IBS Patients | GenomeWeb

Researchers led by a group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified a genetic marker associated with the placebo effect in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

According to the group, the finding is the first to show "genetic modulation of true placebo effects," and supports the possibility of using genomic information to better design placebo-controlled clinical trials.

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