This article has been updated with comments from company officials.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today announced that it has acquired Cambridge, UK-based BlueGnome for an undisclosed sum.

The deal provides Illumina with BlueGnome's array-based cytogenetic and in vitro fertilization screening tests. The firm's 24sure test is a preimplantation genetic screening assay for counting the chromosomes in a single human cell and "holds enormous promise for increasing IVF success rates," said Illumina.

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