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NIAID Gives TIGR $65M to Sequence Dozens of Pathogenic Organisms

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Genomic Research has signed a five-year, $65 million contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to sequence and analyze the genomes of "dozens" pathogens and invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases, TIGR said today.

 

TIGR's sister lab, the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation Joint Technology Center, will conduct the sequencing under the contract, while TIGR researchers will lead each project and coordinate the analysis, the institute said.

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