NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a rollercoaster month for the stock market, some firms in the newly constituted GenomeWeb Daily News Index (see below) fared much better than others during January.
 
The top three gainers for the month included Compugen (+71.9 percent), Helicos Biosciences (+19.7 percent), and Cepheid (+15.9 percent). At the other end of the spectrum, the leading decliners for January included Waters (-27.5 percent), Vermillion (-25.9 percent), and Bruker BioSciences (-22.9 percent).
 

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