NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (GenomeWeb News) – Telecommunications firm Direct Wireless today signed its second genomics acquisition in as many weeks via a binding letter of agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Fractal Genomics.

Last week, Direct Wireless first threw its hat in the genomics ring by announcing its plans to acquire genomics consultancy The Barnhill Group .

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