By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A large-scale project seeking to harness medical and genomic information from one million US veterans in order to identify health and disease-related genes is preparing a national expansion plan that will take between five and seven years, the Department of Veterans Affairs said today.

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