Duke lands $3.2M Air Force grant to study diabetes, heart disease

10/17/2013 | GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

A $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Air Force will fund two projects led by Duke Center for Personalized and Precision Medicine researchers on diabetes and heart disease. The research will be conducted at the David Grant USAF Medical Center and the McClellan Veteran Affairs/Department of Defense clinic in California. One study will test whether health coaching and genetic testing can help active-duty Air Force personnel and their families make lifestyle choices to decrease their risks for disease onset; the other will explore whether pharmacogenetic testing for statins can reduce side effects and improve adherence.

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