Roche Paints a Gloomy Picture of Illumina and Reaches to Illumina Share Holders




Roche is slowly making its moves to acquire Illumina. And this time just ahead of Illumina’ share holders annual meeting (to be held on 18 APRIL 2012), Roche has filed its definitive proxy statement. Roche has also written a letter to the shareholders of Illumina, which paints a gloomy future for Illumina without Roche and […]

Free 23andMe Genotyping from OpenSNP- A Crowd Sourced Genomics Effort




OpenSNP, the crowd sourced open genomics effort, announced that it will choose a number of individuals for free 23andMe genotyping if you are willing to share the data to the public (and from underrepresented countries). It is very well known that the available genomic data resources are biased towards populations originated from Europe. It nicely […]

Roche Is Disappointed at Illumina’s Rejection, But Does Not Back Off




Roche is disappointed at Illumina’s decision to reject Roche’s unsolicited offer to acquire Illumina for 5.7 billion.  However, Roche does not seem to back off from its interests in acquiring Illumina and wants to negotiate with Illumina at any time.   Reacting to Illumina’s rejection , Roche’s  CEO Severin Schwan said We are disappointed that Illumina’s […]

Illumina Rejects Roche’s Hostile Take Over Bid




Illumina rejected outright the unsolicited to proposal by Roche to acquire Illumina for $5.7 Billion. In a press release today, Illumina announced that it is rejecting Roche take over offer because it is inadequate and is undervalued. In the letter to SEC filing Illumina cited the three main reasons for rejecting Roche’s hostile offer are […]

23andMe DNA Kit Unboxing Photos




23andMe offered a special discount on its test kit during the holiday season. Instead of the regular $99 plus $9 per month for a year, 23andMe offered a $23 discount.  The special offer could not be refused and became a nice holiday gift.  The kit came in a nice small package, the box was actually […]