NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of omics tools and molecular diagnostics firms bounced back in September, lifted by the broader market, after a sluggish August.

Overall, the GenomeWeb Daily News Index rose more than 4 percent in September, compared to August as 23 of the 30 firms in the Index saw their stocks increase month over month.

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