NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomic Health's board has approved a $30 million share repurchase program, the Redwood City, Calif.-based firm said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission today.

Repurchases made under the program will be funded using the firm's working capital. As of Sept. 30, Genomic Health had cash and cash equivalents, and investments and marketable securities totaling $127 million. It had about 30.8 million shares of common stock outstanding as of Nov. 30.

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