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Non-invasive prenatal testing remained the biggest clinical application of next-gen sequencing in 2013, and its largest clinical market, as the technology made inroads into oncology, rare disease diagnosis, and other areas.

During the year, NIPT providers expanded the indications for their tests and insurers started to reimburse for them, resulting in increased testing volumes, a trend that is likely to continue.

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