AMBRIDGE, Mass.--When Hoechst and Rhone Poulenc merged last month to form the life sciences company Aventis in Frankfurt, Germany, one of the first steps taken by the new company’s pharmaceutical arm was to spend $40 million to gain total control over the Hoechst-Ariad Genomics Center here.

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