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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)
The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.