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Claritas Genomics to Sequence Exomes for VA Million Veteran Program with Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencers
Date:10/21/2013

acrifice all in service to our country. I feel that this effort will greatly improve our ability to understand and better assist those Veterans in need as well as the future generations of Veterans."

The Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit and Ion Proton™ Sequencer are For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

About the VA Million Veteran Program
Launched in 2011, MVP is a landmark research effort aimed at better understanding how genes affect health. Up to a million Veterans are expected to enroll in the VA study over the next 5-6 years.  Data and genetic samples collected through the study are stored securely and made available for studies by authorized researchers, with stringent safeguards in place to protect Veterans' private health information. MVP is now enrolling at 50 VA medical centers nationwide. The VA's central biorepository is equipped with a state-of -the-art robotic system for DNA extraction and storage and has recently been expanded to support up to 4 million samples.  With more than 210,000 enrollees to date, MVP already far exceeds the enrollment numbers of any single VA study or research program in the past.

MVP provides researchers with a rich resource of genetic, health, lifestyle, and military-exposure data collected from questionnaires, medical records, and genetic analyses. By combining this information into a single database, MVP promises to advance knowledge about the complex links between genes and health.

Veterans' privacy and confidentiality are top priorities in MVP, as in all VA research.

For more information about MVP, visit www.research.va.gov/MVP

About Claritas Genomics
Claritas Genomics is a clinical genetic diagnostic testing company that combines the clinical expertise of the world's best pediatric specialists with next generation sequencing technology to inform and improve patient care. Claritas o
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