By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom reported after the close of the market Thursday that its first-quarter revenues increased 27 percent while it cut its net loss around 25 percent year over year.

The San Diego-based molecular diagnostics and research instruments firm reported total revenues of $13.5 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to $10.6 million for the first quarter of 2010. It beat analysts' consensus estimate for revenues of $12.7 million.

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