NEW YORK, July 24 – As part of Applera’s $75 million program to transform itself into a drug discovery and diagnostics powerhouse, company executives for the first time Tuesday discussed in detail how Celera Diagnostics, the newest member of the Applera family, would distinguish itself from its more well-known brethren, Celera Genomics and Applied Biosystems (ABI).

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