By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — SureGene and Medco Research Institute today announced a pharmacogenomic collaboration to test whether genetic variations can help predict response to widely prescribed antipsychotic drugs.

SureGene and MRI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, will conduct a prospective study to investigate biomarkers previously identified by SureGene, and validate their utility as predictors of efficacy and safety for drugs prescribed to patients with mental illnesses.

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