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A column in today's New York Times from Richard Friedman at the Weill Cornell Medical College says that psychiatrists may be able to prescribe antidepressants based on patients' genetic variants. In the past, he notes, such drugs have been doled out with a "hit-or-miss approach" until they strike the right balance with the patient. But these new genetic indicators seem promising in their ability to stratify patients and guide the therapeutic choice.

 

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