Russia Will Deploy Military Based on Genetic Passports

Russia Will Deploy Military Based on Genetic Passports
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Russia plans to develop "genetic passports" for military personnel, according to Alexander Sergeyev, the head of the country's Academy of Sciences. The program also involves the Kirov Military Medical Academy, which conducts research in military medical services.

Speaking ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Sergeyev said that "the most important and interesting project considered by representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Military Academy, is the so-called Genetic Passport of a soldier. The project is far-reaching, scientific, fundamental. Its essence is to find such genetic predispositions among military personnel, which will allow them to be properly oriented according to military specialties."

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