NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Intrexon's shares were up as much as 69 percent on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange today.

In afternoon trading, shares of the Germantown, Md.-based synthetic biology firm remained sharply up at 50 percent at $24.05.

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