By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As uncertainty about a budget deal being reached in the US Congress weighed down the broader stock market over the past few weeks, the genomic tools sector was hit particularly hard as some industry bellwethers reported quarterly financials that fell short of expectations or provided cautious guidance going forward.

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