GenomeWeb Feature: Regardless of Gene Patent Challenges, Myriad Faces Shifting Competitive Landscape | GenomeWeb

Originally published April 12.

Just over a year ago, Robert Nussbaum began emailing cancer clinics that order genetic tests for women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer to make a simple request. He asked whether they would submit de-identified data from patients tested for mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to a publicly accessible database, called ClinVar.

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