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

The deal is now set to expire midnight EST, Feb. 1. It had been previously extended until midnight EST, Jan. 25.

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