NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (GenomeWeb News) - Anthrax seemed to be the magic word that opened up the purse of the NIH in fiscal year 2003, with vaccines, immunity, and smallpox running close behind, an analysis of extramural NIH funding for biodefense and Category A pathogens indicates.

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