Interesting Fact # 594 – The itch gene

There is an itch gene.

(The GRPR (gastrin-releasing peptide receptor) “itch gene” was found in spinal cord nerve cells by a Washington University team. This means they can now start developing anti-itch medication, so no more having to ask someone to scratch that place in the middle of your back that you can never quite reach yourself.)

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