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.

 

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