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Veterans program builds world’s largest genetic database

The Million Veteran Program has collected blood samples for genetic analysis from more than 500,000 veterans so far, making it the biggest database of genetic material in the world. It’s on track to reach its goal of one million samples by 2020, and is just starting to explore the significant implications of what this data could mean.

“The Million Veteran Program is really aimed at understanding how our genes, the environment we live in, and our lifestyle all interact to influence our health and disease,” Sumitra Muralidhar, director of MVP, said on Information Management Month.

Source: Veterans program builds world’s largest genetic database – FederalNewsRadio.com

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