NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of CombiMatrix were up 20 percent in Thursday afternoon trade after the firm put out a statement pointing to a new recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that chromosomal microarray analysis should be the first-line genetic test in pregnancies where ultrasound screens uncover signs of fetal abnormalities.

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