NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The day after Sequenom's board of directors fired the firm's CEO and its senior VP of R&D, its shares tumbled 39 percent, and analysts who cover the firm noted a lack of clarity surrounding the investigation that led to the firing of those employees and surrounding the firm's technology.

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