NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NIPD Genetics of Cyprus has been advancing research into epigenetic markers to distinguish fetal from maternal DNA, which may eventually lead to new clinical tests for prenatal screening, cancer diagnostics, and other applications. In parallel, the company has been expanding sales and applications for its current Veracity noninvasive prenatal test and plans to offer microdeletion testing next year.

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