NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Affymetrix said today that its board now plans to engage in discussions with Origin Technologies regarding its most recent proposal to acquire Affy for $17.00 per share in an all-cash transaction.

However, Affy's board of directors said it continues to recommend that its stockholders vote in favor of the adoption of a previously approved merger with Thermo Fisher Scientific, in which Thermo Fisher would acquire Affy for $14 per share, or approximately $1.3 billion.

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