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DeShannon Hall, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a robotic sample prep handler at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

DeShannon Hall, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a robotic sample prep handler at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Samantha Pelligrino, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, prepares samples for a Next Generation Sequencing analysis at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Samantha Pelligrino, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, prepares samples for a Next Generation Sequencing analysis at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Patient chromosomes are displayed onscreen for Ben Dudte, 81st Medical Operations Squadron cytogenetic technologist,  to analyze the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Patient chromosomes are displayed onscreen for Ben Dudte, 81st Medical Operations Squadron cytogenetic technologist, to analyze the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Ilan Prichard, 81st Medical Operations Squadron administration clerk, verifies sample identification with the testing requests at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Ilan Prichard, 81st Medical Operations Squadron administration clerk, verifies sample identification with the testing requests at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Kimberly Griffitt, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a multi-channel pipetting technique to prepare patient DNA for testing at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Kimberly Griffitt, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a multi-channel pipetting technique to prepare patient DNA for testing at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- DeShannon Hall, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a robotic sample prep handler at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular genetics labs, the center is focused on providing clinical and laboratory diagnostic services to support all DOD facilities worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)