NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Myriad Genetics sued Pathway Genomics on June 13 for infringement of its patent claims underlying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing.

San Diego-based Pathway issued a statement today stating that it will "vigorously defend" itself against that suit. The legal challenge was spurred by Pathway's launch earlier this month of a next-generation sequencing test for gauging alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, called BRCATrue.

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