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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