NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded startup clinical diagnostics laboratory Claritas Genomics a $9 million contract to sequence the exomes of veteran samples, Claritas, Life Technologies, and Lockheed Martin announced today.

Exome sequencing performed as part of the contract includes samples from the Million Veteran Program (MVP), which was launched in 2011 to elucidate the genetic underpinnings of health. The contract is for 12 months.

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