NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech University said today that it has received an additional $4.9 million from the US Department of Defense towards further development of PathPort, an informatics tool for gathering and analyzing information about pathogenic organisms.

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