Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide?
July 30, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?..."This kind of genetic screening is going to be one way forward to predict who is at high risk," said Dr. John Mann, a psychiatrist and neurochemist at Columbia University Medical Center. He was not involved in the study.

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