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By Monica Heger

This story, originally published Dec. 16, has been updated to include information about Sequenom's customers.

Two months after the launch of its non-invasive MaterniT21 test for Down syndrome, Sequenom said that a journal has accepted a study demonstrating the use of its sequencing-based approach for diagnosing trisomy 13 and 18.

Sequenom expects that the paper will be published in the first quarter of 2012.

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