WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 - (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Genomic Research and Affymetrix are one step closer to finishing a gene chip that may help scientists identify differences in closely related strains of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium responsible for anthrax, according to TIGR director Claire Fraser.

 

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Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

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