The Million Veteran Program (MVP) is a national, voluntary research program currently enrolling veterans at 50 VA medical centers across the country. To date, more than 197,000 veterans have joined MVP nationwide. 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. For more information, visit the Million Veteran Program website at www.research.va.gov/mvp or call the MVP Information Center toll-free at 1-866-441-6075.
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