NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland has won a $20 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to create a center for sequencing pathogens such as those that cause infectious diseases or which may be used as bioweapons, the university said today.

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