Sunday, February 19, 2012

US Veterans Administration seeks 1 million DNA samples

From The Baltimore Sun:,0,1502812.story

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease.

Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are undertaking what may be the largest effort of its kind in the nation, to collect medical records and blood samples from a million former service members for a bank of genetic information.

Vets who would like to volunteer, can go to for more information or call 866-441-6075.