NEW YORK, May 25 - Over the past few months, as the stock market has dropped sharply, analysts and industry insiders have speculated that bioinformatics companies with valuable technologies were likely acquisition targets. So, when Merck announced on May 11 that it intended to buy Rosetta Inpharmatics for $620 million in stock, no one seemed particularly surprised. 

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