By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Taking aim at an opportunity that has been estimated at more than $1 billion in the US alone, several firms are using next-generation sequencing and other genomic technologies to break into the diagnostics market for fetal aneuploidy and chromosomal aberrations.

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