NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Amid a recent downturn among biotechnology stocks, shares of the top eight publicly traded RNAi and microRNA drug developers have fared particularly poorly, shedding an average of 37 percent of their value from their year-to-date highs.

This compares with a roughly 19 percent decline in the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) and an approximately 16 percent drop in the NYSE Arca Biotech Index (BTK) from year-to-date highs.

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