Scientists find pensioner with ‘mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring


A good-natured Scottish pensioner who experiences virtually no pain has superhuman healing and remains unflappable in life-threatening situations may sound like a Marvel spin-off but has just been reported in a leading scientific journal. UK researchers have discovered the remarkable abilities of the 67-year-old woman from Inverness are apparently down to a previously unreported genetic mutation .

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