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SAN FRANCISCO — Increasingly, issues related to sample prep, not sequencing technology, are becoming the hurdle for developing clinical next-gen sequencing-based tests, researchers from Quest Diagnostics and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at this week's Molecular Medicine Tri Conference in San Francisco.

"A lot of the importance and value of a next-gen sequencing diagnostic test is in the sample prep," Jamie Platt, director of advanced sequencing at Quest Diagnostics, said during a presentation here.

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