SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19 - The proposed acquisition of Immunex by Amgen will lead to an estimated five-percent staff reduction, officials from both companies have said. And while it's too soon to predict how this might impact the firms' bioinformatics and proteomics operations, the deal may eventually be a boon for them.

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