NEW YORK, Sept. 20 – Sequenom and Gemini Genomics have completed their stock-for-stock merger that has been in the works since May, the companies announced on Thursday. 

Sequenom, based in San Diego, nabbed Gemini Genomics for an as-yet undisclosed amount in stock in an attempt to boost its drug-development and clinical capabilities. The total dollar amount of the deal, originally said to be about $238 million, "is an open issue at the moment," a Sequenom spokesman said.

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