NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix said today that it will develop a microarray for detection of bacterial and viral biological threats, such as anthrax and plague, based on a $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

 

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