Gauge of Risk

One company says it will soon be offering a DNA-based suicide risk test, Technology Review reports.

Sundance Diagnostics plans to offer its saliva-based test, which is based on research out of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, to doctors beginning next month for patients taking anti-depressants like Prozac or Zoloft. People just beginning anti-depressant treatment are sometimes at increased risk of suicide.

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