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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An ongoing clinical trial of a single-cell sequencing method for preimplantation genetic diagnosis for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization has resulted in its first healthy baby, Clinical Sequencing News has learned.

Jie Qiao, director of the Medical Center for Human Reproduction at Peking University Third Hospital; Fuchou Tang, an assistant professor at Peking University's Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center; and Sunney Xie at Harvard University are collaborating on the clinical trial.

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