Researchers explore Vet preferences for receiving results from genetic tests
Mike Richman of VA Research Communications interviews Dr. Sara Knight of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. She’s leading a study that is exploring the return of genetic results to research participants, an area of genomic medicine that’s the topic of much debate. Her study aims to find out if Vets want their genetic results returned, why they’d want them returned, and what details they’d want to see and under what circumstances. Currently, VA’s Million Veteran Program is the agency’s most ambitious genomic initiative, but the MVP program doesn’t return genetic results to enrollees.