NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Decode Genetics today announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and concurrently it filed to sell its Iceland-based subsidiary Islensk Erfdagreining (IE), and its drug discovery and development programs to Saga Investments.

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