The search uncovered two post-traumatic stress disorder loci in Europeans and a third in individuals with African ancestry, highlighting immune- and brain-related genes.
Since 2016, the VHA has routinely profiled molecular features in advanced cancers from vets in its care, even in rural locales, though challenges remain.
In European American military veterans, the study led to several genetic loci with ties to the severity of a core PTSD symptom known as reexperiencing.
The DoD and VA-led initiative is moving beyond its initial focus on lung cancer to add analyses of multiple cancer types and a prospective, multisite study.
USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.
The VA decided to bring this testing in house to streamline and standardize the process for doctors and gauge markers that are relevant to the veteran population.
The program is supported via a $25 million gift from philanthropist Denny Sanford and matching contributions fundraised by Sanford Health.
The contract covers all of Foundation Medicine's genomic profiling tests, including FoundationOne CDx, FoundationOne Liquid, and FoundationOne Heme.
As novel findings emerge from these research efforts, the VA is also contemplating how some of these learnings may be communicated to the participants.
A preliminary analysis based on high-resolution metabolomics pointed to three blood plasma metabolites with apparent ties to active, pulmonary tuberculosis.
A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.
Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.
A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.
In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.