Scientists will soon be developing a drug containing a potent and stable compound recently discovered within spider venom that blocks Nav1.7 channels. This discovery is a major breakthrough as previous research shows that people who have Congenital Insensitivity to Pain (CIP) lack Nav1.7 channels due to a naturally-occurring genetic mutation -so blocking these channels has the potential of turning off pain in people with normal pain pathways. Essentially, people who take this compound would develop an acquired form of CIP!…