NEW YORK, May 12 (GenomeWeb News) - 454 Life Sciences has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Roche for its sequencing technology in a deal potentially worth $62 million to the sequencing upstart. 454 has also named a new chief executive as CuraGen Jonathan Rothberg has stepped down.

 

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