By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Celera said Friday evening that it is in settlement talks with Health Diagnostic Laboratory and several former employees of Celera subsidiary Berkeley HeartLab, who have been named as defendants in a suit filed last month.

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