NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of DeCode Genetics climbed more than 40 percent today following an announcement that the company had discovered two SNPs associated with the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer among people of European ancestry.
 
The boost in DeCode’s shares, which opened at $.36 today and were priced at $.54 in mid-afternoon trading, outpaced a broad rally in the capital markets following a massive sell-off in recent weeks.
 

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