The story has been updated to include comments from company officials from its conference call.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exact Sciences today reported a 23 percent drop in revenues year over year while its net loss more than doubled during the first quarter.

The Madison, Wis.-based molecular diagnostics firm said that for the three months ended March 31, revenues came in at $1 million, down from $1.3 million a year ago and short of analyst expectations of $1.1 million.

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