NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Vermillion fell roughly 34 percent during June, pulling back from sharp gains over the previous month, and leading decliners in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index for the month.

The firm was one of three firms in the Index to see their shares fall more than 25 percent, as GenMark Diagnostics declined nearly 31 percent and Nanosphere was down 27 percent month over month.

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