Mira Dx Launches Ovarian Cancer Risk Test | GenomeWeb

By Doug Macron

Genomics startup Mira Dx announced this week that it has launched a new test designed to identify women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer based on a genetic variant that affects a key microRNA.

While two other companies — Rosetta Genomics and Asuragen — have launched diagnostics based on miRNA technology, their assays analyze the signatures of the small, non-coding RNAs themselves.

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