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Growth was driven by demand in its life science segment, particularly for COVID-19-related products, while the diagnostics segment saw uneven improvement.

The agency also helped fund the development of the Revogene SARS-CoV-2 assay, which detects RNA targets directly from viral transport media without pre-dilution.

Life science product revenues nearly doubled, offsetting a continuing slide in the firm's diagnostics revenues.

The firm has a molecular SARS-CoV-2 test in development on its Revogene platform and will be distributing an antigen test.

The index underperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which all rose in August.

While the market ditched shares of many other diagnostics firms, analysts said the reaction was overblown, particularly in the case of Quidel and molecular diagnostics players.

The company said it broadened the scope of its life science products to include COVID-19 reagents used by manufacturers to develop rapid antigen tests.

The index outperformed the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index in the first half of the year.

The GenomeWeb Index rose more than 2 percent in June, but the increase was subdued compared to the index's 9 percent climb in May and 18 percent hike in April.

The GenomeWeb Index rose more than 9 percent in May, following an 18 percent climb in April, a marked contrast to its negative performance in February and March.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.