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Development of Transdiagnostic Genetic Markers to Predict Suicide Attempt

2017 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $125,000
Focus Area: Genetic Studies

Herbert Meltzer, M.D.

Herbert Meltzer, M.D.
Northwestern University

Inside the Research

Question: Are there genetic markers for suicide risk across mental health conditions?

Strategy: Evaluate genetic material from people with depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia for markers of suicide risk that are independent of diagnosis.

Impact: Potential genetic test for suicide risk.