NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a request by Sequenom to reconsider the validity of a patent covering noninvasive prenatal DNA testing that was exclusively licensed to Sequenom and underlies the firm's MaterniT21 Plus.

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