Illumina last week said fourth-quarter revenue swelled 43 percent as a loss in the prior-year period swung to a profit in the current quarter, and Chief Financial Officer Christian Henry said it will "probably" make an acquisition that is on the "smaller rather than the larger side."

CEO Jay Flatley said sales of the firm’s whole-genome Infinium HD BeadChips comprised the majority of its revenue, and that its Human610-Quad was its best-selling product for the quarter.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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