Military veterans genomics research project launched

9 May 2011

The VA office is well equipped to create a large-scale and potentially very valuable research resource such as this, having advanced electronic health records for veterans coupled to healthcare providers and genomic research laboratories. No information is given about the nature of uniquely military exposures and health outcomes that may be of particular interest to the VA researchers – one possibility might be research into genetic predisposition to adverse psychological reactions to trauma, for example.

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