Shares of Sequenom have risen sharply for the fourth week in a row, climbing 11.5 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday to lead all stocks in the BCW Index. Sequenom’s shares have doubled over the past month as the firm in-licensed rights to a next-generation sequencing technology and launched a new assay design and validation service.
 

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