NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sundance Diagnostics today announced an exclusive, worldwide licensing deal with the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry aimed at developing and commercializing a genetic test for predicting the risk of suicide from use of antidepressants.

Sundance will validate and commercialize the test, which is based on a set of biomarkers discovered by researchers at Max Planck. The Boulder, Colo.-based company plans to launch the test as a laboratory-developed test in the US and Europe and will provide an update on its availability in early 2014.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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