NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - DeCode genetics announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $23.9 million contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases to discover genetic factors associated with susceptibility to certain infectious diseases.

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