The Department of Veterans Affairs has enrolled its 100,000th volunteer for the Million Veteran Program, a large-scale, longitudinal research effort to uncover genes associated with diseases and advance personalized treatment strategies.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation said today that it will collaborate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs in a study of the molecular and genetic causes of multiple myeloma.
According to core director Jon Klein, the instrument will be used for qualitative and quantitative protein work. While no decision regarding a machine has been made, his team "will certainly be looking at the new Orbitrap Elite or equivalent instruments."
Over the next five to seven years, the VA aims to enroll one million veterans who will provide blood samples, fill out surveys about health and health-related behaviors, and allow secure access to VA medical and health information.
The US government is seeking firms in the Bay Area and vicinity interested in designing new genomics and translational research centers planned for the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Palo Alto Health Care System campus in Palo Alto, Calif.