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Illumina Registers for $400M Resale of Convertible Notes

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina said yesterday that it has filed a resale registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission connected to the sale of $400 million worth of .625 percent convertible senior notes due 2014.
 
The notes were originally sold in February to institutional investors, and Illumina said at the time it planned to use $200 million of the proceeds to buy shares of its own stock in a private deal.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.