NEW YORK, March 15 - The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases got specific today about its future goals for anti-bioterrorism research. Part of the big picture: new plans to sequence the genomes of six types of deadly bugs.

 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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