The following op-ed article appeared in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Wednesday, May 30th.
I was appalled, but not surprised by your Memorial Day article "Rutgers genetics center to study Army suicides." This $2.4 million grant will fund the university's collection of 55,000 blood samples taken from active-duty soldiers, to be studied by Rutgers' Human Genetics Institute in a joint effort with the National Institute of Mental Health and the Army to determine beforehand individuals who might be "biologically" predisposed to commit suicide due to a genetic inability to cope with intense stress. Also, the study will determine whether the experience of combat or stress actually changes the soldier's genetic make-up.
How fitting that this news should appear on Memorial Day... Read More