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NEW YORK – Natera is selling its Evercord cord blood and tissue banking business to CBR (Cord Blood Registry), a California Cryobank Life Sciences company, the firms said today.

"This divestiture will allow Natera to focus squarely on its core genetic testing business in reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation," Natera CEO Steve Chapman said in a statement.

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