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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues fell around 29 percent, as its grant and service revenues declined year over year.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based single molecule sequencing technologies firm had total revenues of $577,000 for the three months ended June 30, compared to $809,000 for the second quarter of 2011. Its service revenue fell to $175,000 from $273,000, and its grant revenue dropped to $243,000 from $427,000.

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