WASHINGTON, Jan 22 – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has put out a call for bids for a 5-year, approximately $25 million contract to establish a Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center as part of a stepped up government effort to use genomics research to battle pathogens.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

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