Drug testing lab Dominion Diagnostics and nutrigenomics firm LifeGen announced an agreement last month giving Dominion exclusive licensing rights to a biomarker signature LifeGen has developed to predict a patient's risk for addiction.

The two companies are currently collaborating on a validation trial of the predictive signature, which measures SNPs known to be associated with addiction in a set of about 10 genes involved in the brain's reward circuitry.

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