NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The GenomeWeb Index fell nearly 9 percent in October, vastly underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq, which fell 1 percent and 2 percent, respectively. However, the Index's decline wasn't as steep as that of the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which sank more than 11 percent.

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