NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research said yesterday that it the Department of Homeland Security has awarded it a $1.5 million contract to study strains of Marburg virus, a highly contagious pathogen that causes hemorrhagic fever.

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