This article has been updated to include a response from Ambry.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics and other assignees to several patents underlying the BRACAnalysis test have filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Utah against Ambry Genetics.

The patent holders allege that Ambry's testing process for gauging mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 associated with breast and ovarian cancer risk infringe claims in 10 patents owned or licensed by them.

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