NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Illumina shares were down more than 8 percent in mid-morning trade today following a report from a German newspaper in which a Roche official said that an acquisition of the San Diego-based company is "off the table."

At press time, Illumina shares were trading at $49.77, down from their Friday close of $54.76.

Roche Chairman Franz Humer said in an interview with Germany's SonntagsZeitung that the company has no plans to acquire Illumina, which he characterized as a "nice to have" but not a "must have."

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