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NEW YORK — Sex differences in chronic pain may have a genetic origin, a new genome-wide association study has found. The analysis still found, though, that chronic pain in men and women is genetically correlated.

Chronic pain, defined as pain that persists for more than three months, is more common among women, and previous studies have indicated that chronic pain might in part be heritable.

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In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.

Apr
21
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This webinar, the first in a “Meet the Authors” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the application of single-cell analysis to decipher clonal evolution across several stages of disease development in myeloid malignancies.