NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Anticipating a future where genomically informed care is broadly available in the military, the US Air Force is studying the impact of incorporating data from exome sequencing into its service members' medical records.

The Air Force and the US Department of Defense "want to be right up on the cutting edge as our society hopefully moves toward personalized and precision medicine," said Robert Green, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who is co-leading the study called MilSeq.

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