In Brief This Week: Luminex; Life Technologies; CombiMatrix; Danaher; Biotrial, Warnex; Almac | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex's board of directors has authorized the firm to repurchase up to the lesser of $22.5 million worth or 900,000 shares of the company's outstanding common stock. The repurchase program is scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2013, Luminex noted in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. As of Feb. 21, Luminex had nearly 41.7 million common shares outstanding, according to its Form 10-K filed on Friday.

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As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.