NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Illumina's stock rose as much as 9 percent today following a report that the San Diego-based genetic analysis tools firm and Roche may have agreed to a deal for Roche to acquire Illumina for $66 per share, or approximately $8.14 billion.

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