Phase VI – Genomic Studies (2009–2015)
Preliminary studies support link of Gulf War illness to sarin [References]
Confirmatory study in national sample strongly links Gulf War illness to sarin [References]
B. Baseline RNA gene expression study – identified a possible reason for the high rate of brain cancer in ill Gulf War veterans, but failed to identify a diagnostic test for Gulf War illness itself.
C. Stimulated RNA gene expression (awaiting funding)
D. Genome-wide association study (awaiting funding)
Phase VI-A was funded by an IDIQ research contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs; VI-B, by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, DOD.