NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina today announced agreements with three organizations for use of its next-generation sequencing technologies to develop and run non-invasive prenatal testing in parts of Europe.

Illumina's deals are with Biomnis, which plans to make NIPT available in France; with Genoma for NIPT services in Italy; and with the Center for Human Genetics and Laboratory Diagnostics, which will offer NIPT in Germany.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.