NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stocks in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index continued their rebound for the second straight month, with Affymetrix rising sharply for the second time in as many months. Meanwhile, Sequenom's shares tumbled on the last day of the month after the firm announced that it would delay the launch of its SEQureDx Down syndrome test due to company employees mishandling R&D test data and results.

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Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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