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Celera Genomics To Webcast Presentation At Bio Emerging Company Investor Forum

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 08, 2004

Celera Genomics Group (NYSE:CRA), an Applera Corporation business, will webcast its presentation at the BIO Emerging Company Investor Forum on Wednesday, October 13, 2004. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. PT. Robert Booth, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Celera Genomics, will provide an overview of the business, including therapeutic discovery and development programs and recent collaborations.

Interested parties may access the live webcast and replay by visiting the Investors & Media section of either the Celera Genomics web site at www.celera.com or the Applera website at www.applera.com. It is suggested that participants access the webcast 15 minutes before the start of the live broadcast. The webcast replay will be archived on the Presentations page of the Investors & Media section of each web site.

About Applera Corporation
Applera Corporation consists of two operating groups. The Celera Genomics Group is engaged principally in the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Celera Genomics is leveraging its proteomic, bioinformatic, and genomic capabilities to identify and validate drug targets, and to discover and develop small molecule therapeutics. It is also seeking to advance therapeutic antibody and selected small molecule drug programs in collaboration with global technology and market leaders. The Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE:ABI) serves the life science industry and research community by developing and marketing instrument-based systems, consumables, software, and services. Customers use these tools to analyze nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), small molecules, and proteins to make scientific discoveries, develop new pharmaceuticals, and conduct standardized testing. Applied Biosystems is headquartered in Foster City, CA, and reported sales of $1.7 billion during fiscal 2004. Celera Diagnostics, a 50/50 joint venture between Applied Biosystems and Celera Genomics, is focused on discovery, development, and commercialization of diagnostic products. Information about Applera Corporation, including reports and other information filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available at www.applera.com, or by telephoning 800.762.6923. Information about Celera Genomics is available at www.celera.com.

Copyright 2004. Applera Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Applied Biosystems, Celera, Celera Diagnostics and Celera Genomics are registered trademarks of Applera Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and certain other countries.


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