Illumina continued to rebuff Roche's acquisition attempts this week, citing the growing adoption of its sequencing platforms in the clinical market as evidence for growth potential that is not adequately reflected by Roche's current offer.

Roche, meanwhile, argued that Illumina has not provided "any quantifiable evidence or projections" for when or how the predicted growth will be realized.

Roche increased its hostile takeover bid for Illumina last week, from $44.50 to $51 per share (GWDN 3/29/2012).

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.