The market for next-generation sequencing-based molecular diagnostic tests is poised to grow more than tenfold between 2012 and 2015, driven by non-invasive prenatal and oncology tests, most of them targeted, according to a recent report from research firm DeciBio.

The report, which was published last month and covers molecular diagnostics in general, estimates that the worldwide NGS-based clinical testing market will grow from about $100 million in 2012 to approximately $1.2 billion in 2015.

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