NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Scripps Research Institute said yesterday that it has received a $22.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use genomics and systems biology approaches to study innate and adaptive immune responses to pathogens.

The award, which provides renewal funding for a project that began in 2002, will fund studies of immune system responses to pathogens labeled as Category A, B, and C by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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