By Valerie Ross

Mira Dx this month responded to a team of investigators who raised concerns in a published report about the company's newly launched ovarian cancer risk test PreOvar, stating that their findings are “flawed” and based on “inapposite data.”

Duke University researcher Andrew Berchuck, a co-author of the study, defended the work, and told Gene Silencing News this week that the PreOvar test hasn't been well validated.

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