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The studies involved data from 14,000 Hispanic women and showed the 87-SNP risk score outperformed its 86-SNP score for European women.

PacBio's shares skyrocketed 76 percent in November on the news that Illumina plans to acquire the firm for $1.2 billion in cash.

The company has entered into an accelerated share repurchase program with the bank to buy back a portion of its common stock.

Myriad CEO Mark Capone said earnings during the quarter exceeded expectations based on strong volume growth from hereditary cancer and new products.

During the meeting, researchers presented studies on combination immunotherapies and the efficacy of giving molecularly-informed treatments earlier in the disease continuum.

The test is approved to gauge germline BRCA mutations in advanced breast cancer patients who may benefit from treatment with Pfizer's PARP inhibitor Talzenna.

The analyst said Myraid's GeneSight and NIPT products present near-term opportunities that "should help power earnings upside in the years to come."

The new additions reflect data published this summer in the TAILORx trial, which speak to the chemopredictive ability of Genomic Health's Oncotype DX.

A review of Myriad Genetics' results over 10 years revealed that a significant proportion of variant calls were reclassified at some point.

The company said it saw record-setting growth in new products in fiscal 2018 with increasing reimbursement adding to its hereditary cancer business.

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