JERUSALEM, Dec 19 – Since Compugen’s founding in 1993, the company has stood out as the only Israeli genomics company to grab worldwide attention.

Now center stage promises to become  increasingly crowded as a number of Israeli biologists, physicists, and bioinformaticists look to set up shop in the hopes of exploiting the genomics frenzy.

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