NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche's bid to acquire Illumina, which was ultimately unsuccessful in the early part of 2012, topped our list of most-viewed articles on GenomeWeb Daily News for the year.

A series of articles on Roche's pursuit and Illumina's efforts to fend off the hostile takeover bid claimed six of the top 10 most-viewed articles on GWDN for 2012:

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

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