NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Less than a year after surpassing 300 employees, the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute will be "shooting for 400" in the new year by expanding its work in immunology and systems biology, as well as continuing its research programs in malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, and neglected trypanosomatid diseases, President and Director Ken Stuart told GenomeWeb Daily News this week.

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