By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Disputing the notion that it paid too high of a price for Ion Torrent, Life Technologies CEO Greg Lucier defended the acquisition — which could cost as much as $725 million — saying that Ion Torrent's technology will "revolutionize the whole genetic testing market."

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