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BGI Stakes a Claim

China's BGI announced today that it is paying nearly $118 million in cash to acquire Complete Genomics — a move that has a number of industry observers speculating about the motivation for the deal and its broader impact on the sequencing services market.

At Omics Omics, Keith Robison asks, "what is BGI Shenzhen getting out of all this and how does it make sense?"

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