The Depression Grand Challenge is tackling depression in an unprecedented manner and most notably sets itself apart by following a unique multidisciplinary and large-scale approach. Dr. Jonathan Flint, author of the largest genetics study to date, joined the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge team earlier this year. Dr. Flint is one of four directors of the study and notes the study’s novel approaches to funding that may potentially utilize a stakeholder science where participants pay to enroll in a study. With this method, both participants and researchers will benefit from the genetic sequencing employed in the study.
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