Delays in completing the merger of GlaxoWellcome and SmithKline Beecham have made hiring more bioinformaticists extremely difficult because people do not want to join a company where the future path is unclear, executives said.

That is one reason the two London-based companies can’t wait until the deal closes – which they expect to happen by year’s end, said Allen Roses, vice president and worldwide director of genetics at GlaxoWellcome.

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