Genomes2Veterans (G2V) Research Program

Join Us ABOUT US At G2V, we envision a future where health care uses genomics to improve human health equitably. We work towards this vision in the following ways: We conduct biomedical research to determine the role of genetic and genomic technologies in improving the care and health outcomes of Veterans and other patients. Our … Continued


ThinkResearch Podcast: Genomics and Healthcare

Harvard Catalyst
January 2024
“What role can genomics play in improving healthcare? Jason Vassy, MD, MPH, MS, of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shares his research on how patient DNA might be used to improve healthcare and prevent disease.”

G2P December Newsletter 2023

G2P News
December 2023
G2P’s final newsletter of 2023 celebrates the five year anniversary of The Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics. Other highlights include the second annual meeting of the International Consortium on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) in London and the 2023 Advisory Board members of the year, Mike and Ann Marie Einziger. We also join Genomes2Veterans in celebrating … Continued

V.A. Recruits Millionth Veteran for Its Genetic Research Database

New York Times
November 2023
“On Saturday, after a 12-year effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs reached a long-term goal — it enrolled the millionth veteran in a genetic database, the Million Veteran Program. According to the V.A., the Million Veteran Program is the largest such database in the world. It includes not only genetic information but also is linked … Continued

G2P September Newsletter 2023

September 2023
This newsletter highlights the International Conference on Newborn Sequencing (ICoNS) that is just around the corner on October 5-6, 2023 in London, UK. It’s not too late to register! Other G2P updates include media coverage of BabySeq1 publications, a new publication from the Sanford Imagenetics team about pharmacogenomics in primary care, and a blog post … Continued

Precision screening for health equity

June 2023
“Addressing stark, deeply-rooted racial disparities in healthcare has to be a priority for medical research. PRS might be one tool to improve disease screening and move us beyond race-based medical decision-making and toward more equitable health outcomes.”

Combining science and service as a VA genetic counselor

VAntage Point
March 2021
“In 2019, [G2V’s] Morgan Danowski graduated and joined Boston VA. There, she supports VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), now the world’s largest genomics research program. The program takes DNA from participating Veterans and information on their health, lifestyle and military experiences and exposures to better understand disease in Veteran populations. With over 830,000 Veterans enrolled, … Continued

It’s in the genes

VA Research Currents
August 2018
VA researcher, Dr. Jason Vassy, hopes genetic tests can help in choosing the right drug to reduce high cholesterol.

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