A Million Vets

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a million veterans to volunteer to take part in its databank of genetic and medical information, reports the Baltimore Sun. Veterans and the VA system have especial appeal for this kind of research since there are veterans of a variety of ages, ethnicities, and medical histories.

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