NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News), Oct. 3 - This week, the Washington, DC area buzzed with biodefense-related news and events.  At the British Embassy, participants in the Smallpox Research Grid feted the completion of the project,  while at the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council held a workshop to discuss issues surrounding access to genomic data for potential bioterror agents.

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