Shares in Stratagene fell 15 percent for the week ended Tuesday. The firm's shares led decliners in the BCW Index for the third week in a row. Since the beginning of May, Stratagene's shares have lost nearly half their value, though the reasons for the drop remain unclear (see related article).

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