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The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Institute for Genomic Medicine is now offering two sequencing-based tests: one for cystic fibrosis carrier testing and another to identify mutations in the mitochondrial genome of children suspected of having a mitochondrial disorder.

Researchers at the university developed the two tests to run on the Ion Torrent PGM and expect to develop additional carrier screening tests and other diagnostics in the near future, according to the institute's director, Marvin Schwalb.

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