WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 - An order issued this week by President George W. Bush will ease Cold War-era restrictions on the export of much of the computer hardware used by genomics and biotech firms overseas, in one case more than doubling the maximum processor speed allowed under current export guidleines.

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