NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new paper by researchers at Sequenom and the Chinese University of Hong Kong is confirming the feasibility of using high-throughput sequencing of fetal and maternal DNA in a mother’s blood as part of a non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome. But with it come new questions over intellectual property related to the test.
 

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