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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators affiliated with centers in China, the US, and Denmark has produced a high-quality draft genome for watermelon, using the sequence as a jumping-off point for more extensive genomic and transcriptomic analyses of the plant.

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

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI-Shenzhen today said that it has extended its offer to acquire Complete Genomics for around $118 million until midnight New York City time on Dec. 14.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina confirmed that it made a competing unsolicited bid for Complete Genomics at about 5 percent above BGI-Shenzhen's offer for the Mountain View, Calif.-based next-generatio

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Complete Genomics last week turned down a higher bid from an unidentified company after determining that the unsolicited proposal potentially may not meet regulatory approval, the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As Complete Genomics waits on completion of its proposed purchase by BGI-Shenzhen, it said in its Form 10-Q that if the deal were to fall through there is "substantial doubt" abo

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Federal Trade Commission has made a second request to Complete Genomics and BGI-Shenzhen requesting additional information about BGI's proposed $117.6 million purchase of

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI-Shenzhen today said that it has extended its offer to acquire Complete Genomics for $3.15 per share.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI has partnered with GENNET, a Prague-based center for genetics, fetal medicine, and assisted reproduction, to offer its non-invasive fetal trisomy test, NIFTY, in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Using a newly developed metagenome-wide association study approach, an international team led by investigators at BGI-Shenzhen and the University of Copenhagen has come up with a set of type 2 diabetes-associated microbial gene markers in the human gut that may eventually lead to

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The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.