NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI said after the close of the market on Friday it has again extended its cash tender offer for Complete Genomics.

The $118 million deal is now set to expire at midnight ET on March 1. The offer has been pushed back several times and most recently was to expire at midnight Feb. 22.

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.