NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina and China's Novogene today announced an agreement to jointly develop next-generation sequencing applications for reproductive health and oncology.

Under the terms of the agreement, the partners will work together to develop a diagnostic platform for clinical testing in the Chinese market.

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