NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A large number of US military veterans may be likely to support and participate in a large cohort genetic study conducted through the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new survey conducted by the Genetics and Public Policy Center.

The VA has proposed establishing a database of genetic information from analyzing patients' DNA from blood samples and linking it to a variety of information in the participants' electronic health records.

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