NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Just hours after the US Supreme Court ruled that Myriad Genetics' patent claims on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes were invalid, a group of partners launched an effort to enable individuals to contribute to knowledge about these genes by sharing their genetic information via large databases, Genetic Alliance said yesterday.

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