NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services responsible for developing responses to bioweapons is seeking applicants to develop bioassay technologies that could be used in the event of a nuclear detonation or of a radiological device, or 'dirty bomb,' to assess the radiation doses to which people have been exposed.

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