By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The stock prices of both Caliper Life Sciences and Illumina increased more than 100 percent in 2010, as the GWDN Index produced strong gains for the second year in a row amid a recovering broader market.

Overall, only nine of the 32 stocks listed in the GWDN Index below finished the year below their price at the end of 2009, with Vermillion and CombiMatrix dropping the most during the year.

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In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

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