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SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom Chairman and CEO Harry Hixson on Wednesday expressed confusion over Illumina's decision to acquire Verinata for a price that could climb to $450 million.

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.