By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Complete Genomics climbed 83 percent in April, after the firm's CEO presented an update on the company's business at a conference and analysts increased their revenue expectations.

Complete Genomics led all shares in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index, which gained 8 percent amid a strong month for the stock market in general, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 4 percent, the Nasdaq up 3 percent, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index up 7 percent.

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