Just Getting By

At Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur points out a press release from Decode Genetics on their second quarter financials. According to the release, the company brought in $3.5 million for 2009 as compared to $9.0 million for the same quarter last year. "The goal of our strategic review is to recast deCODE as a diagnostics company positioned to lead in this growing new market," CEO Kari Stefansson says in the statement.

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