This article was originally published May 13.

By Julia Karow

Flush with $51.6 million in new funding from a private placement announced last week, Sequenom is forging ahead to develop its non-invasive prenatal trisomy 21 test on a next-generation sequencing platform, its first diagnostic test to use this technology.

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