NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Myriad Genetics and other patent owners have settled their BRCA testing patent lawsuit with Pathway Genomics and Invitae.

Myriad sued Pathway on June 13, 2014, for infringement of its patent claims underlying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing. The legal tussle began soon after Pathway launched a next-generation sequencing test for gauging alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, called BRCATrue.

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