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Myriad Genetics Launches New Universal Plus Panel for Foresight® Carrier Screen

SALT LAKE CITY, June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced the addition of a new Universal Plus Panel to its Foresight® Carrier Screen. The panel includes 39 conditions and screens up to 272 genes associated with serious inherited conditions.

The conditions added to the Universal Plus panel were named in the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) practice resource for carrier screening. The ACMG calls for expanded carrier screening to be routinely offered to individuals who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, while also advising on specific conditions to be tested.

“Building on our efforts to advance equitable and accessible prenatal care, our latest panel update reflects Myriad’s commitment to continually growing and innovating to provide genetic insights that can help guide family planning decisions for every parent,” said Dale Muzzey, chief scientific officer, Myriad Genetics. “The genes incorporated into the Universal Plus panel were selected based on guideline recommendations, associated condition severity, condition prevalence, clinical actionability of results, and detection sensitivity.”

Myriad’s expanded carrier screen applies next-generation sequencing (NGS) and other technologies to find pathogenic variants underlying heritable genetic diseases, regardless of ancestry. The Foresight carrier screen offers a detailed report that includes test results and testing methodology, while also providing free and on-demand access to genetic counseling resources to help families and providers understand the report and be informed when considering next steps.

About Myriad Genetics 
Myriad Genetics is a leading genetic testing and precision medicine company dedicated to advancing health and well-being for all. Myriad develops and offers genetic tests that help assess the risk of developing disease or disease progression and guide treatment decisions across medical specialties where genetic insights can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. For more information, visit   

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the addition of a new Universal Plus Panel to the Foresight Carrier Screen. These “forward-looking statements” are management’s expectations of future events as of the date hereof and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, conditions, and events to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated. Such factors include those risks described in the company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 28, 2024, as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in the company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. Myriad is not under any obligation, and it expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

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