PRINCETON, NJ--Bristol-Myers Squibb here will be beefing up its bioinformatics department as part of an ambitious effort to double the company's new drug output in five years, but the company's research culture may change in the process. "We are ramping up our genomics department and are actively recruiting to fill a lot openings," confirmed Wes Cosand, the company's director of genomics technology.

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