NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health has awarded the Mayo Clinic a $10.2 million federal contract to study genetic susceptibility to smallpox and genomic-based risks to the smallpox vaccine, the Mayo Clinic said yesterday.


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