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NEW YORK – What articles garnered the most interest from GenomeWeb readers in the past year? Sequencing stalwart Illumina dominated the headlines with news about layoffs, insider trading, patent battles, and its beleaguered and still-pending acquisition of Pacific Biosciences. Readers were also very interested in the reported performance of 23andMe's breast and ovarian risk cancer test, and Qiagen's announcement that it was fielding acquisition offers, a potential strategy it has since shelved. Here are the top 10 for 2019:

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.