Myriad's GeneSight Psychotropic Genetic Test Improves Depression Therapy In Trial
Results of a randomized trial presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference show the GeneSight Psychotropic genetic test can improve the treatment of depression by identifying the medications most and least likely to be effective.
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