NEW YORK, March 22 - Applied Biosystems’ remarks regarding an expected slowdown in their short-term revenues indicates that smaller biotech and genomics companies have decided to limit big expenditures on new equipment while they ride out the economic downturn, company executives and analysts said Thursday. 

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