13 August 2014
Vol 6, Issue 249

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ONLINE COVER A Person in Pain. Up to a third of the world's population suffers from untreated pain of one kind or another. In a pair of State of the Art Reviews in this issue, the authors outline current research efforts to better understand and treat painful conditions. Borsook et al. examine the myriad approaches that are being vigorously pursued by the pain community to enhance drug discovery, including collaborative efforts between pharmaceutical, academic, and public entities. Dib-Hajj and Waxman review genetic and genomic translational pain research and how insights from this work can facilitate the development of new, more effective pain therapeutics. [CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO]