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The molecular testing firm estimated that more than 70 percent of Medicare patients with prostate cancer will now have coverage for Prolaris.

A study conducted by Myriad Genetics and Ochsner Clinic showed that Prolaris scores were similar among African-American and non-African-American men. 

The Medicare contractor proposed coverage for several cancer assays, but would not cover molecular respiratory virus assays or a test for inflammatory bowel disease.

The firm reported total revenues of $196.9 million, compared to $190.5 million in Q3 2016, and beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $189.1 million.

Myriad said it will submit a supplementary premarket approval application for its BRACAnalysis CDx, which the FDA originally approved in 2014.

The partners will commercialize Counsyl's Expanded Carrier Screening Test as preconGen, beginning in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and Colombia.

Respondents to a 2013 survey described changes in the way hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk is assessed, interpreted, and conveyed to patients following the court decision.

One paper involving experts from Myriad Genetics and another from Invitae added fresh data to a contentious debate over the use of public variant databases.

Sync for Genes seeks to leverage HL7 FHIR infrastructure to communicate information from clinical genomic labs in a format for universal use across medicine.

BeiGene will use Myriad's myChoice HRD and BRACAnalysis CDx in the development program for its investigational PARP inhibitor BGB-290.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.