Admit it -- you've probably at least considered buying Illumina stock since the company announced its acquisition of Solexa. Motley Fool has an article on Illumina's earnings with a quick analysis of the company's numbers and position in the competitive landscape. One interesting tidbit the story points out: "its bottom line was eroded by $8.7 million" thanks to the eagerness with which employees have been cashing in their stock options.

 

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