This article has been corrected to fix erroneous information regarding Qiagen. The firm's Q4 revenues increased 5 percent, not decreased 5 percent, as the previous version of the article stated. Also, Qiagen didn't sign a recent companion diagnostic alliance with Amgen.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina, Pacific Biosciences, and Myriad Genetics led a group of companies which saw their stocks increase more than 20 percent in January from December as the GenomeWeb Daily News Index rose nearly 7 percent month over month.

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