NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Decode Genetics today said that it would utilize a 3-day grace period for the scheduled April 15 interest payment on its outstanding 3.5 percent senior convertible notes due 2011.

The firm said that it is exercising that option "in order to provide more time for the execution of our strategic alternatives currently under consideration."

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