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The company attributed much of the increase to its work with the VA’s Million Veteran Program, which made up three quarters of its earnings in the quarter.

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.

PGx Philanthropy

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.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.