NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Shares in Decode Genetics were down 14.19 percent, or $.82, at $5.02 in mid-afternoon trading after the company said it was forced to halt the study of a heart drug.
 
Decode said it suspended the Pjhase III trial of its heart attack drug DG031 after discovering that tablets appear to dissolve more slowly over time than had been originally believed.
 

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