NEW YORK, Dec. 26 - Sequencing the human genome was widely expected to produce a wealth of new drug targets, and the genomics startups that burst onto the scene in recent years have largely delivered. As a result, the research market for genomics companies is vibrant: Worth just $2 billion two years ago, the market is poised to reach $8 billion by 2004, the need for better technology and marketable drugs and diagnostics fueling the growth.

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