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The genetic diagnostics firm has developed an NGS-based test that combines PGS, PGD, and informativity testing, and presented initial results at a recent conference. 

The team built on a previous approach that used single-cell sequencing to screen for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos from couples undergoing IVF.

The firm plans to incorporate mtDNA analysis into its preimplantation genetic screening services this month.

The method could have future applications in preimplantation genetic diagnosis and circulating tumor cell analysis.

RHS recently acquired an Arrayjet Marathon instrument to produce EmbryoCellect, which competes with PGS kits sold by Illumina, Agilent Technologies, OGT, and others.

The company's goal is to transition from a one-test provider to a full-service genetic testing company in the reproductive health and potentially other markets.

The FAST-SeqS test screens embryos for chromosomal aneuploidies prior to implantation in an in vitro fertilization setting. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has launched its VeriSeq test for preimplantation genetic screening on the MiSeq platform, the company said this week.

Researchers from Italy's Genoma Molecular Genetics Laboratory in Rome have published a validation of an Illumina sequencing method for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening that they said reflects closely the methodology behind the VeriSeq commercial PGS test Illumina p

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey is currently enrolling patients in a clinical validation trial of targeted next-generation sequencing-based preimplantation genetic testing to aid in the selection of embryos for transfer as part of in vitro fertilization.

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