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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A BGI-Shenzhen official has sent a letter to Complete Genomics CEO Cliff Reid refuting claims made by Illumina last week that were intended to cast doubt on BGI's ability to obtain regulatory clearance for their proposed merger and steer Complete Genomics toward a deal with Illumina instead.

BGI already has an agreement in place to acquire Complete Genomics for $3.15 per share, but it has yet to receive US antitrust clearance.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.

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