NEW YORK, April 7 (GenomeWeb News) –  The European Union’s Newmood project launched this week at the Human Genome meeting in Berlin, Germany, according to news reports.

Newmood is a five-year project funded under the EC’s 6th Framework with  €7.3 million ($8.3M US) bringing together 13 laboratories over 10 countries to investigate the genetics of depression with the aim of developing new drug targets and to aid in the diagnosis.

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