A US federal district court in Utah denied Myriad Genetics and other plaintiffs a preliminary junction that would have stopped Ambry Genetics from selling competing BRCA tests, even though the court determined this may harm Myriad's business.

According to the court's ruling, Judge Robert Shelby wasn't convinced that Myriad and other patent holders were likely to succeed on the merits of their case, which alleges that Ambry's BRCA tests infringe several of their BRCA patents claims.

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