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Sequenom and LGC Plan to Develop Markers for Paternity, Forensic Testing

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Sequenom and LGC have signed a collaboration to develop and validate a panel of SNP genetic markers for paternity and forensic testing, Sequenom said today.


LGC, an analytical and diagnostic services company based in Teddington, UK, plans to provide testing services based on the panel, using Sequenom's MassArray platform.


LGC has been using technology provided by Sequenom, which is based in San Diego, for its SNP analysis facility since 2002.


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