Most people agree that biotech is the future, and that Big Pharma companies should take an interest if they want to continue to thrive. Sanofi-Aventis has already made inroads into biotech with a $20 billion takeover of Genzyme. And while the deal is a "bet on the future," Genzyme's short-term benefits for Sanofi may be more important, says Jonathan Rockoff on the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog.

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