NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – For the second month in a row, shares of Myriad Genetics rose sharply, pacing gainers in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index.

The GWDN Index climbed 5 percent in February, outpacing the Down Jones Industrial Average (+ 4 percent) and matching the Nasdaq (+ 5 percent) for the month. However, it trailed the Nasdaq Biotech Index, which gained 8 percent month over month.

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