U.S. company Sundance Diagnostics has licensed genetic markers from Max Planck Innovation that predict suicide risk when antidepressant drugs are prescribed. The new test, based on research carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, should help doctors to decrease the risk of suicidality in patients treated with antidepressants who show certain gene markers.
Image: DNA microarrays are used for diagnostics and to study the expression of genes. A further application is that of genome analysis.
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