NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics today announced a research collaboration for use of the company's homologous recombination deficiency test to identify tumor types that may serve as targets for BioMarin's investigational drug candidate BMN-673.

Myriad's test detects tumors that may be susceptible to DNA-damaging drugs because they no longer can repair double-stranded DNA breaks.

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