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Texas A&M to Lead Effort to Help Stop Cross-Border Biological Threats

Texas A&M University will lead a consortium to screen cross-border threats and defend livestock supply chains with $3.8 million from U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence program.

AgriLife Research, the university’s agricultural outreach program’s research arm, will be joined by other programs within the Texas A&M University System during a 10-year grant period. The consortium will work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to counter existing and potential biological threats through research and education resources.

The new center will also train and educate workers to prepare for and respond to biological threats.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

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