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The FDA will consider the companion diagnostic application alongside data for Pfizer's talazoparib in BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer.

Mother Jones reports that some data used for interpreting what BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations mean are kept private.

The $375 million deal marks the integration of Myriad, a leader in the hereditary cancer genetic screening market, with Counsyl, a leader in reproductive genetic screening.

Myriad will merge Counsyl’s reproductive tests with its preventive care business unit into a new business unit called Myriad Women’s Health.

Researchers from the molecular diagnostics firm said their screen could identify a range of variant types to boost the identification of at-risk couples.

The company presented new data on the PGx test this week and expressed confidence that they can secure broader payor coverage for it.

The company had total revenues of $193.5 million during the quarter, driven by continued increases in revenue and test volume for its more recently launched and acquired tests.

Genetic tests may help psychiatrists choose which drugs to start their patients on, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Positive first quarter earnings reports lifted many stocks of life science tools firms even as the broader biotechnology market suffered.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.