NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina's MiSeq platform is best positioned to benefit from the growing interest in desktop sequencing, a Piper Jaffray analyst said today.

In a research note analyst William Quirk also called recent speculation that Roche could be again pursuing the San Diego-based company "ridiculous and unfounded."

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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