NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Invitae and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals have together launched a free genetic testing service for hereditary ATTR amyloidosis, called Alnylam Act, to encourage early testing and diagnosis for the disease.

Through this program, funded by Alnylam, Invitae will perform free testing using one of its comprehensive gene panels for cardiomyopathy, neuropathy, or amyloidosis. Patients eligible for free testing are those in the US who are suspected to have the disease or a family history of it.

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