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In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling last week that invalidated patents on isolated gene sequences held by Myriad Genetics, a number of companies are jumping in to offer BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing. Pharmacogenomics Reporter notes that Ambry Genetics, GeneDx, Gene by Gene, Pathway Genomics, and the University of Washington have said that they will be launching BRCA gene tests.

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