NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI-Shenzhen has again extended its cash tender offer for Complete Genomics, the firm said Friday.

The $118 million offer already has been extended a few times as BGI awaits approval from China's Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

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