This article has been corrected to reflect that Illumina will seek Chinese FDA approval for a MiSeqDx-based NIPT assay, not a HiSeq2500-based assay, as previously reported.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI said this week that it is working with its collaborators to suspend the clinical application of its non-invasive fetal trisomy test in mainland China following a recent announcement from Chinese officials that genetic tests should be regulated.

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