NEW YORK, Oct. 2 – GeneChip-maker Affymetrix (Nasdaq: AFFX) of Santa Clara Calif., said Monday that it would acquire privately-held computational genomics company Neomorphic of Berkeley, Calif., for about $70 million in stock, based on Friday’s close.

The companies anticipate that products resulting from the acquisition will include whole-genome, high-density GeneChip arrays, new data analysis tools, and a series of Internet-accessible information products.

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