NEW YORK, Jan 31 – Based on increased sales of its genomic mutation analysis tools, Omaha, Neb.-based Transgenomic reported increased revenues for the fourth quarter Wednesday, while losses decreased and expenses held steady.

The company reported fourth quarter revenues of $7.1 million, up 63 percent from revenues of $4.3 million in the third quarter of 1999.

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