NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Vermillion, Nanosphere, and Cepheid were the top gainers in May among the 36 companies that comprise the GenomeWeb Daily News Index.
 
Shares of Vermillion, which had the sharpest increase, rose 92.6 percent for the month. However, the stock has fallen steadily since reaching a high of $5.14 on May 6, three trading days after closing at $1.16 to start the month.
 

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