By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a very busy year for news in the 'omics and molecular diagnostics industries, an article about an acquisition topped the list of the most-read stories for the year on GenomeWeb Daily News, while restructurings, lawsuits, and one firm's IPO plans made it into the top 10.

Here are the top 10 for the year:

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