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NEW YORK – The UK's Competition and Markets Authority said on Tuesday that it has extended its inquiry period for the proposed acquisition of Pacific Biosciences by Illumina until Feb. 5, 2020.

Originally, the agency had until Dec. 11 to complete its investigation and prepare and publish its final report. But according to a notice posted on the CMA's website on Tuesday, it has now decided to extend the inquiry.

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