NEW YORK, July 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Sequenom announced today that it has developed, in collaboration with an international consortium led by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Boston University, a method of determining genetic mutations in circulating fetal nucleic acids in maternal plasma.

 

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