Biotechnology stocks continued to decline on Wednesday, withthe AMEX Biotechnology Stock Index off 3.45 points to 133.24and the Chicago Board Option Exchange Biotech Index down4.05 points to 123.58. Chiron Corp.'s stock (NASDAQ:CHIR) fell$3.25 a share to $52.25, Synergen Inc. (SYGN) was down $3 ashare to $45.25, and Amgen Inc. (AMGN) dipped $1 below itsprevious 52-week low, closing at $48.25 a share, down $1.63for the day.

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