NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will grant up to $100 million for a five-year program to fund a group of centers that will apply genomics, proteomics, and other approaches to increase knowledge about and profiling of the human immune system.

Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the competitive grants will fund centers that will focus on characterizing the immune system under normal conditions and will study how it changes due to infection or vaccination.

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