NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australian firm Genetic Technologies recently announced that it would enforce its patent rights covering diagnostic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in Australia and New Zealand, reversing its earlier strategy of allowing other labs to offer the tests.
 

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