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Extracting your own DNA

Extract your own DNA at home! DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary information in humans and most other plants and animals.  Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA.  It is made up of four chemical bases called adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). Human DNA consists of…

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At Myriad, we regularly reach out to our customers in the medical and scientific communities as part of our ongoing process to understand their needs and then work with them to identify solutions to help them achieve their goals. Six or seven years ago, I embarked on one such fact-finding mission to better understand the…

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  To date Myriadians across the country have successfully walked, fundraised and educated colon, ovarian, and breast cancer survivors and caregivers in 7 NOCC Walks to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, 1 Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) Undy 5000 and 1 Bright Pink FabFest. For all nine events a total of $10,680 has been raised…

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Not many of us can look at a genetic code and be inspired to create artwork from it. For most people a DNA sequence looks like a jumble of letters, wavelengths and bright colors. Max Nanis, however, is not “most people.” Max has married his artistic and scientific backgrounds into a project that he is…

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We’re in the business of saving lives.  That’s what really matters to me, and to the very bright people who work with me at Myriad.  We offer testing for patients who, based on their family history, are concerned they are at increased genetic risk for cancer.  If a woman learns from our test that she…

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As the shortest month of the year draws to a close, it’s important to remember that it takes longer than 28 days to prevent the impact of cancer on your life and the lives of your loved ones.  There are several life habits you can practice to improve your health and reduce your risk of…

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February 6, 2013 RE: COLARIS® and COLARIS AP® MYH Enhancements Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc. is pleased to announce enhancements to our COLARIS® and COLARIS AP® testing for Lynch syndrome and Polyposis syndromes. These important enhancements demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing the most accurate and complete testing services possible for common hereditary cancer syndromes. COLARIS…

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SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYGN) announced today that a presentation entitled “CCP Score Significantly Predicts PSA Failure After EBRT,” was presented on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Urological Oncology in Bethesda, Maryland. The study demonstrates that the Prolaris® test, which measures cell cycle progression (CCP) genes, significantly predicts PSA…

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Myriad is excited to announce the launch of the online Hereditary Cancer Quiz. This quiz was designed for the general public as an easy to use, online quiz that can help determine if you are a candidate for hereditary cancer testing. The intent of the quiz is to not only to see if you are…

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Myriad Genetics is being featured in the November edition of Forbes Magazine! Read the article online HERE and grab a copy when it hits newsstands on November 5th  — Natalie VavrasekInteractive Associate Product Manager

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