NECIR appoints Journalism Advisory Board

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting is pleased to announce the members of its newly created Journalism Advisory Board. This group of highly experienced journalism professionals will provide vital guidance and feedback relating to the editorial side of NECIR.

John Brown

More harm than good? Use of genetic mental health tests has grown rapidly. But evidence they work is scant. (+documentation)

Genetic tests to identify the most effective psychiatry drugs are the hot new thing in the race to better treat conditions ranging from depression to attention deficit disorder to anxiety. But a review by NECIR has found that virtually all the evidence that these psychiatric tests work is based on limited studies funded by the companies themselves. And unlike drugs, they are not regulated by the FDA.