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ABI on R&D Spending: ”An important effort in planning for fiscal 2005, which began on July 1, was to rebalance R&D programs by focusing on a smaller number of projects that met rigorous financial and market analyses. These projects are primarily in the areas of functional genomics and mass spectrometry, although we have decided to increase investments in DNA sequencing.”

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