The Department of Veterans Affairs wants thousands more female veterans to enroll in its Million Veteran Program — a blood repository used by researchers to tackle the world’s toughest medical questions.

The program, which began in 2011, has created the largest biobank on the planet, with 841,000 participants. The genetic material in the repository, managed by the Boston VA Healthcare System, has been used for studies on various types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading here…

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