NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Translational Genomics Research Institute last week said it and Northern Arizona University will use a $4.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a rapid diagnostic for melioidosis, a bacterial disease once used as a Cold War bioweapon and that is currently believed to be a biothreat.
 

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