NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The law firm of Faruqi & Faruqi announced today that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of shareholders of Affymetrix in connection with the company's proposed sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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