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NIH gives Seattle lab $16.6M to study TB

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Tuberculosis infects a third of the world’s population, but less than 10 percent of those people actually get sick - a characteristic that has long puzzled researchers.

Seattle BioMed, a nonprofit that focuses on infectious-disease research, received a $16.6 million grant Thursday from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how tuberculosis goes from latent infection to disease. Eventually, researchers hope to predict which carriers will become ill.

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