NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository, or RUCDR, has landed a $2.4 million grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine to study mental health risk among service men and women.

The Rutgers University researchers plan to use the award to study the genomes of service members who are considered at risk for suicide and other mental health issues, the university said Saturday.

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