NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gene by Gene and Myriad Genetics today announced that they have reached a settlement in their litigation over BRCA testing patents held by Myriad, the University of Utah Research Foundation, HSC Research and Development Limited Partnership, Endorecherche, and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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