Four common chronic pain conditions share a genetic element, suggesting they could – at least in part – be inherited diseases, say UK researchers. The study of more than 8,000 sets of twins found the ailments were common in identical pairs sharing the same DNA. While environmental factors probably still play a role in the four conditions, genes could account for as much as two-thirds of someone’s chances of developing the disease, they believe.

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