So CNN.com is running an article on a five year old girl that has a disease that makes it impossible for her to feel pain. The link is below:
Mutant or Diseased?
Basically, she has a genetic disorder that is untreatable and makes her immune to pain and extreme temperatures, be they hot or cold. Her parents have to check her for scrapes and cuts and whatnot because she won't know they are there. I see promise in this however, what if scientists were able to isolate and culture the gene that this girl has and do gene therapy on Special Forces troops to give them the mutation. Creepy huh? This kind of stuff is just around the corner and it would not surprise me at all if wierd genes like this young girls are eventually weaponized. I love technology.