By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Elizabeth Dragon, the former executive at Sequenom who admitted to lying about the firm's Trisomy 21 test, which led to an artificial inflation in the company's stock price, has died five months before she was to be sentenced for committing securities fraud.

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