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How the VA is helping fight Covid on Coast Live

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 17:11:31-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Scientists and doctors around the world are turning to genetic research to help unlock questions about COVID-19. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program, a national research program developed to learn how genes, lifestyle, and military exposures affect health and illness, and for the past year, it has studied how a person’s genetic makeup could play a role in responding to a COVID-19 infection. Program Director Dr. Suma Muralidhar joins us with the details.

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