NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Counsyl, a company that provides carrier screening and genetic testing for inherited conditions, has taken the preemptive action of asking a California federal district court to determine that it wouldn't be infringing Myriad Genetics' patent claims on BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes if it were to offer testing on those genes.

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