NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AutoGenomics once again withdrew its planned initial public offering after failing to meet a Feb. 15 deadline to provide its latest financial information to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, a company official confirmed to GenomeWeb Daily News.

Ramanath Vairavan, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Vista, Calif.-based molecular diagnostics firm, said that the company hopes to refile for an IPO in the second quarter.

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In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of Malaysian tuberculosis strain, database of bat genomes, and more.

An editorial appearing at The Scientist bemoans the high numbers of mitochondrial genome papers and suggests a different path for mitochondrial genome research.

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US lawmakers want to develop a new incarnation of the National Children's Study, ScienceInsider reports.