NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI-Shenzhen and Complete Genomics said today that their proposed merger has cleared US antitrust review.

The companies said that they have received early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period from the Federal Trade Commission regarding BGI's $118 million bid for Complete.

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