NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Sirna Therapeutics yesterday said its shareholders have approved Merck’s bid to acquire the company.
 
Sirna said the deal, subject to customary closing conditions, is “expected to close as soon as reasonably practicable.” Earlier in December the company said the acquisition “may close as early as this month.” The deal was originally slated to close by the first quarter of 2007.
  

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