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Myriad Genetics Gets Rights To RAD51C Gene

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) said Wednesday it has obtained an exclusive license to intellectual property covering the analysis of the RAD51C gene for risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

In several studies, mutations in the RAD51C gene have been identified and associated with an increased risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

RAD51C was identified initially as a susceptibility gene for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer by members of the German Consortium for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian cancers in collaboration with pediatric hematologists and basic scientists predominantly located at the universities of Cologne, Dusseldorf and Munich.

Through this agreement, Myriad has obtained an exclusive, world-wide license, with co-exclusivity in Germany, to provide commercial testing for RAD51C.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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