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Gene Logic’s New GeneExpress Database Helps Boost Firm’s Revenues

Gene Logic Inc. racked up a 26 percent increase in revenues for the second quarter, thanks to its recently launched GeneExpress database, according to the firm’s earnings report released yesterday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Revenues for the quarter ended June 30 were $6.5 million, up from the $5.2 million for the same period last year. For the first half of the year, the Gaithersburg-based genomics technology-information company achieved a 24 percent increase in revenues over the first six months vs. last year with $11.5 million in sales.

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Efforts Underway to Promote Telecommuting

Maryland transportation officials and local employers are stepping up efforts to promote telecommuting, hoping that it will both reduce traffic congestion and attract workers who value flexibility.<@SM><@SM><TAB>At a telecommuting seminar yesterday, co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, about two dozen private and public sector employers and employees listened as presenters rattled off the benefits of

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Begun as Means for Helping Friend With HIV, Virco Group Now May Aid 400,000 Americans

Five years ago, two Belgian scientists pooled their resources to build a company that could aid a mutual friend who, like so many other African citizens, had been stricken with HIV.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The company, called the Virco Group, worked to improve diagnosis and management of the virus that causes AIDS, as well as to develop methods to test the efficacy of drugs on the virus.

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