By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics company Eureka Genomics has reeled in a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Department of Homeland Security to continue to develop tools to detect rare variants of the anthrax pathogen Bacillus anthracis.

Houston-based Eureka is a private firm that develops next-generation sequencing analysis tools for use in discovering microorganisms associated with disease. It also provides sequencing and analysis services.

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