NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom is facing class action lawsuits brought on behalf of shareholders following the firm's announcement Wednesday that it would delay the launch of its SEQureDx Down syndrome test until the third quarter of this year after it discovered that company employees had mishandled R&D test data and results.

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