NIAID Providing $13M to Fund 'Omics-based Pathogen/Host Modeling Studies | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund new research projects that will harness powerful new 'omics technologies to create new models that map the course and progress of infectious diseases within their hosts.

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