In the last fiscal quarter of 2013 Myriad Genetics' business faced some challenges, although one wouldn't know it by looking at the company's earnings.

In May, actress Angelina Jolie wrote in a New York Times editorial about her decision to get a preventive double mastectomy after learning she harbored BRCA mutations. In the same piece, she mentioned that the cost of BRCA testing is more than $3,000 in the US and "remains an obstacle for many women."

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