NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics will conduct homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) testing on patients enrolled in PharmaMar's Phase II clinical study for its anti-tumor drug candidate under a deal announced after the close of the market on Tuesday.

Myriad said it will conduct HRD testing for patients in a clinical study for PM1183, PharmaMar's drug candidate that induces double-stranded DNA breaks to cause cell death. The partnership, Myriad said, is the first publicly announced commercial deal covering its new HRD test.

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