NEW YORK, Jan 31 – Worried that Wall Street had completely turned its back on genomics companies, some investors — and executives — may be breathing a sigh of relief after applied genomics company Exact Sciences raised $56 million in an initial public offering on Wednesday.

In appraising the IPO climate some analysts noted that since the end of December, stock prices have begun to creep up out of the cellar, giving investors and companies alike a bit more confidence.

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