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NEW YORK – The GenomeWeb Index fell 1.8 percent in August, as biotech stocks stumbled amid wider market losses.

The index slightly underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 1.7 percent, but outperformed the Nasdaq and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which fell nearly 3 percent each. Individual stock performance in the GenomeWeb Index was mixed as 18 of the 30 stocks saw losses and 12 saw gains.

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