Genomic Research. (Clinical Capsules).
Through a 6-year, $25 million contract, the center will use newly identified "genetic blueprints" for common and dangerous microbes, such as those that cause tuberculosis, cholera, chlamydia, and syphilis, to identify precise molecules used by the microbes to infect people. The information will be used for development of drugs and vaccines.
The center, to be named the Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center, will be a training and resource facility supporting research on up to 10 pathogens over the next 3 years, according to information from the NIAID. For more information about the project, visit http://pfgrc.tigr.org.
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|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2002|
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