NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Sequenom dropped more than 28 percent in the July, making it the biggest mover among firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index during the month.

Overall, the index, comprising 30 companies in the omics tools and molecular diagnostics space, was up about 5 percent in July compared to June. It beat the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was up 4 percent for the month, but trailed the Nasdaq, which was up 7 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index which gained 14 percent.

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