What does "multiplex" mean?

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I keep running into uses of "multiplex" in genetics and genomics papers, and while I get the basic idea of the word in general (I think), I don't really understand what it means in genomics/genetics.

For example, from this paper:

"In addition, many existing digital molecule counting methods such as digital PCR, digital microarray profiling and direct single-molecule sequencing cannot be effectively multiplexed and are thus generally only applicable to measuring one or few molecular species from many samples, or many species from a single sample."


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