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Increased competition for BRCA testing following Supreme Court ruling

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Within a few days of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Myriad Genetics patent case, Akron Children’s geneticists have already heard from other laboratories offering genetic tests for hereditary cancers at lower prices.

A clinical geneticist applauds Angelina Jolie’s candor (Video)

Angelina Jolie. Creative Commons/Gage Skidmore

Actress Angelina Jolie revealed May 13 in the New York Times that she quietly had a preventive double mastectomy after a genetic test showed she carries a mutation in the hereditary breast/ovarian cancer gene BRCA1.