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EU antitrust chief to hold news conference 1100GMT, Illumina deal veto expected

FILE PHOTO: A building on the campus at the world headquarters of Illumina is shown in San Diego

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference at 1100GMT on a competition case, the European Commission said on Tuesday, without providing any details.

Vestager is expected to announce her veto against U.S. life sciences company Illumina's $7.1 billion acquisition of biotechnology company Grail, a person familiar with the matter said, confirming a Reuters story last month.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee)