Source: Health Data Management | Greg Slabodkin | June 27, 2019

The richness of the data being gleaned from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program is enabling researchers to begin to shed light on the genetics of a range of medical conditions.

“Today, eight years after it began, it is the largest mega-biobank in the world,” according to Carolyn Clancy, MD, deputy undersecretary for discovery, education and affiliate networks for the Veterans Health Administration. “Over 750,000 veterans from all 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico have enrolled, and we also have their clinical electronic data—which makes it literally a unique resource in the world.”

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