BETHESDA, Md.--Plans for an Orthopoxvirus Genomics and Bioinformatics Resource Center are being developed by the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the US National Institutes of Health. The division said it will establish the center to provide insights for the selection of targets for the design of antiviral and vaccine strategies.

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