Researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center have published a method of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis using massively parallel sequencing-by-ligation on the Life Technologies SOLiD 4 platform.

The team is now trying to validate the technique with the aim of implementing it as a screening test available across the Netherlands, though this will likely not be achieved for several years, according to Joris Veltman, an advisor to the researchers and a colleague at Nijmegen's Department of Human Genetics.

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