NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund one contractor to run a lab that will conduct genomics activities to support its Simian Vaccine Evaluation Unit, or SVEU, contract sites and research funded through its Division of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or DAIDS.

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