By Julia Karow

This article has been updated from a previous version with information from a Roche conference call to discuss the proposed acquisition.

Roche has made a $5.7 billion hostile takeover bid for Illumina to bolster its clinical sequencing capabilities and gain a stronger foothold in the personalized medicine market through close collaboration with its pharmaceutical arm.

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