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Orchid Receives Approval to Use SNP Technology as Primary Markers for Paternity Testing

NEW YORK, May 7 – Orchid BioSciences announced today approval from the American Association of Blood Banks to use single nucleotide polymorphisms as stand-alone geneitic markers in its paternity testing operations.


Orchid is replacing conventional short tandem repeat technology with its SNP genotyping technology in its paternity testing operations. 


The company said that, with the AABB approval in hand, it will deploy its SNP technology throughout its US lab operations and expects the technology to be implemented before the end of the year.
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