Investigators at Ambry Genetics, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the University of Utah, and the University of California at Irvine have tapped into Ambry’s large collection of multigene panel test results to clarify hereditary cancer associations in high-risk patients — identifying gene-specific cancer associations they hope will inform future hereditary cancer test guidance.

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Four years ago today, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous 9-0 decision banned gene patents.  What has changed in the genomics world in these past four years?  And what changes are yet to come? Within 5 hours of the decision, laboratories began offering genetic testing for mutations…

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This is Stacey’s story of searching for a genetic explanation for the prevalence of breast cancer in her family. Genetic Counseling Note: When a patient tests ‘negative’ for genetic mutations, part of the genetic counseling process is to interpret what that result means in context of the patient’s personal and family history. In some cases, it…

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