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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Chinese startup Direct Genomics is aiming to tap into China's clinical sequencing market with a targeted single-molecule sequencing system that is based on former Helicos BioSciences' technology.

The company launched its platform, dubbed GenoCare, at the Advances in Genome Sequencing Technology conference in Shenzhen, China, this week and plans to start beta-testing the system next year.

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