Hey, Putin, the Pentagon says it needs Russian biomaterials for medical research
Pentagon representatives say a procurement order for biomaterials from Russia is intended for ongoing research on the human musculoskeletal system and for identifying “various biomarkers associated with injuries.”
Bo Downey, a U.S. Air Force spokesperson, told Meduza that the research requires two data-sets, the first of which has already been provided by an American company. It turns out that this first data-set contained samples collected in Russia, Downey explained.
In July 2017, the U.S. Air Force issued a procurement order for samples of RNA and synovial fluid (which fills joint cavities), indicating that the samples need to have been collected in Russia.