By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite an uncertain economy and softness in key end markets, genomic tools and molecular diagnostics firms continued to invest in new technologies as R&D spending through the first half of 2011 rose 13 percent year over year among the firms tracked in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index.

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