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The firm reported total revenues of $216.6 million in Q3 2019 compared to $183.1 million a year ago, but it fell short of the consensus Wall Street estimate was $217.5 million.

The firm is seeking approval of myChoice HRD as a test that can identify ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer patients deficient in homologous recombination DNA repair.

The test will be used to identify men with metastatic, castrate-resistant prostate cancer and germline BRCA mutations who are enrolled in a study for olaparib.

Palmetto's MolDx has agreed to cover Myriad's MyPath Melanoma to help rule out the disease when the biopsy can't be definitively classified by standard clinical and histopathological characteristics.

Last week, Invitae launched its Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening test while Myriad expanded its Prequel Prenatal Screen to cover all aneuploidies.

The company will compete by continuing product improvements, ramping up marketing presence, and launching an app to improve doctor and consumer engagement.

The firm reported total revenu 16.8 million, up from $187.9 million in Q2 2018 and just above analysts' average estimate.  

The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.

CMS's move to restrict coverage could limit test access for early-stage cancer patients and negatively impact lab revenues.

Among the firms presenting, 10x noted that it doubled its revenue growth in 2018, and Myriad discussed the impact that new tests are having on its growth.

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China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.