NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The GenomeWeb Index of 31 firms operating in the molecular diagnostics and omics tools industries beat the broader stock market in June with four of the firms providing a double-digit increase in their stock prices.

Overall, the GenomeWeb Index climbed 2 percent month over month, compared to 2 percent declines for both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq, and beating the Nasdaq Biotech Index, which closed up slightly more than 1 percent month over month.

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