Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University are planning a study of DNA methylation, with the hope that it will yield a molecular signature that can be used to personalize treatment for depression by distinguishing those who are likely to have a chronic form of the disease from those with a shorter or more episodic type of depression.

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