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Roche's Successful Bid for Ventana Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Jan. 25.
1. Roche Inks $3.4 Billion Deal to Acquire Ventana (from Jan. 22)
2. Venter Institute Scientists Report First Synthetic Genome (from Jan. 24)
3. Sorenson Genomics Founder James Sorenson Dies (from Jan. 21)
4. Beckman Coulter Inks Molecular Diagnostics Collaboration with Irish Researchers (Jan. 21)
5. Applied Biosystems Reports Modest Q2 Revenue Growth (from Jan. 24)
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Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.

Researchers Retrace Key Mutations in Reassorted H1N1 Swine Flu Virus With Avian-Like Features

Mutations in the acidic polymerase-coding gene boost the pathogenicity and transmissibility of Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza viruses, a PNAS paper finds.

Genome Sequences Reveal Evolutionary History of South America's Canids

An analysis in PNAS of South American canid species' genomes offers a look at their evolutionary history, as well as their relationships and adaptations.

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.