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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Women's health diagnostics company Inex Innovations Exchange announced today a partnership with BGI to create a next-generation sequencing facility in Singapore to offer molecular genetic tests.

The first test to be offered will be iGeneScreen, a non-invasive test developed by BGI to detect fetal chromosomal abnormalities. Using a 5 milliliter blood sample from expectant mothers at 12 weeks or later into their pregnancies, the test analyzes fetal DNA in maternal blood for trisomies 21, 18, and 13.

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