In one of those weird moments in corporate science, pharma mega-corp GlaxoSmithKline has funded a Swedish study that looked into the genetic underpinnings of susceptibility to placebos. Turns out that certain people are more easily cured by fake sugar pills (placebos) than others. Is Glaxo trying to figure out which people it needs to eliminate in order to ensure a population entirely dependent on drugs for their cures? [via ScienceNow]


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