Ugh. I let the month of April slip away without writing and now have almost let May do the same. But some leftover euphoria from a huge experimental breakthrough on our current diagnostics project at the Gene Factory plus the feeling I shouldn't let news tied into an earlier post slip off, and here I am. When I wrote about sequencer startups back in February based on their websites, I put Stratos Genomics near the front of the pack. Roche Molecular apparently agrees, announcing a week ago that they are acquiring Stratos.