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For Biodefense Researchers

NIAID is the primary Institute at the National Institutes of Health for emerging infectious disease research, including research on agents of bioterrorism. The mission of NIAID is to carry out the research needed to understand the pathogenesis of these mircrobes and the host response to them, and to translate this knowledge into useful interventions and diagnostic tools for an effective response.

Last Updated June 12, 2012