By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Caliper Life Sciences and Genomic Health rose 30 percent each during November, as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index outperformed the broader market.

Overall, 15 of the 33 stocks in the GWDN Index rose for the month. The Index finished November up 2 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1 percent, the Nasdaq was virtually flat, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index slipped 2 percent.

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