VA hopes database project will improve health care for veterans

04/9/2013 | Stars and Stripes

The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes its Million Veteran Program will help provide insight into the role of genes in the health of veterans and civilians. The program is collecting health information from 1 million veterans for a database. Researchers will use the information to study diseases ranging from diabetes to PTSD to find causes, create better therapies and learn why some people do not respond to certain treatments.

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