China's Berry Genomics, a genetic test developer and next-generation sequencing service provider, has evaluated over 150,000 of its noninvasive prenatal tests for fetal aneuploidy and is aiming to develop tests for fetal single-gene disorders and preimplantation genetic screening in the short term and for oncology longer term.

At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco last week, Berry Genomics CEO Daixing Zhou provided an update on the company. Founded in 2010, the company now has around 600 employees and offers three genetic tests.

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