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Myriad to Present New Data for Its Expanded Carrier and Noninvasive Prenatal Screens at the 2019 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting

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SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a global leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced that its Myriad Women’s Health business unit will present new data from eight studies at the 2019 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) being held Feb. 11-16, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

“We look forward to presenting important data from our comprehensive women’s health portfolio, including our Foresight® Carrier Screen and Prequel Prenatal Screen™,” said James Goldberg, M.D., board certified maternal fetal medicine specialist, medical geneticist and chief medical officer, Myriad Women’s Health.  “We are particularly excited to be sharing data that demonstrates the clinical validity of our Prequel test below a fetal fraction of four percent, which means more patients receive reliable results the first time.  We believe the high accuracy of Prequel at any fetal fraction level is a key differentiator to other noninvasive prenatal screening tests on the market.”

Please visit Myriad Women’s Health at booth 401 to learn more about our leading portfolio of women’s health products.  Follow Myriad on Twitter via @myriadgenetics and keep up to date with meeting news and updates by using the hashtag #SMFM19.

Featured Research at 2019 SMFM
Product Abstract Poster Details
(Saturday, Feb. 16)
Detection of Copy-Number Variants in Expanded Carrier
Screening Maximizes Identification of Cystic Fibrosis Carriers.
Poster: 866
A Data-Driven Approach for Determining Optimal Content for
Expanded Carrier Screening Panels.
Poster: 916
Clinical Utility of Expanded Carrier Screening: Results-Guided
Actionability and Outcomes.
Poster: 893
Education and genetic counseling in the era of expanding
genetic technology.
Poster: 876
Clarity from discordance: Leveraging fetal fraction reduces
false positives in noninvasive prenatal screening.
Poster: 915
Avoiding unnecessary trade-offs: Clinical experience for a
noninvasive prenatal screen with both low no-call rate and
high accuracy.
Poster: 923
Leveraging whole genome sequencing in noninvasive prenatal
screening: a case of Prader Willi syndrome due to uniparental
Poster: 922
Rare Adds Up: Characterization of Mosaicism in Rare
Autosomal Aneuploidies via Noninvasive Prenatal Screening
Poster: 877

About Foresight® Carrier Screen
The Myriad Foresight Carrier Screen is designed to maximize detection of at-risk couples for serious, prevalent, and clinically-actionable conditions. Foresight has a rigorous disease selection that focuses on 175+ conditions that provides meaningful information to patients. Additionally, Foresight offers superior technology with unmatched detection rates for the vast majority of genes on the panel (>99% across ethnicities) which means patients can trust both positive and negative results.

About Prequel™ Prenatal Screen
The Myriad Prequel Prenatal Screen is a noninvasive prenatal screen that uses cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to determine if a pregnancy is at an increased risk for common chromosome abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.  Prequel has been shown to be superior to screening methods that use maternal age, ultrasound and serum screening.  Additionally, Prequel has a lower false-positive rate and false-negative rate than these other methods.  The Prequel Prenatal Screen can be ordered with the Foresight Carrier Screen and offered to all women, including those with high body mass index, and ovum donor or a twin pregnancy. 

About Myriad Genetics
Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics.  Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.  Myriad is focused on five strategic imperatives:  build upon a solid hereditary cancer foundation, growing new product volume, expanding reimbursement coverage for new products, increasing RNA kit revenue internationally and improving profitability with Elevate 2020.  For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com.

Myriad, the Myriad logo, BART, BRACAnalysis, Colaris, Colaris AP, myPath, myRisk, Myriad myRisk, myRisk Hereditary Cancer, myChoice, myPlan, BRACAnalysis CDx, Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx, myChoice HRD, EndoPredict, Vectra, GeneSight, riskScore Prolaris, Foresight and Prequel are trademarks or registered trademarks of Myriad Genetics, Inc. or its wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States and foreign countries. MYGN-F, MYGN-G.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to the Company’s presentation of new data for its expanded carrier and noninvasive prenatal screens being featured at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Feb. 11-16, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV; the ability of the Prequel test to demonstrate the extremely high accuracy below a fetal fraction of four percent; the ability of the Prequel test to provide patients reliable results the first time; the Company’s belief that the high accuracy of the Prequel test at any fetal fraction is a key differentiator to other noninvasive prenatal screening tests on the market; and the Company's strategic directives under the caption "About Myriad Genetics."  These "forward-looking statements" are based on management's current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that sales and profit margins of our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services may decline; risks related to our ability to transition from our existing product portfolio to our new tests, including unexpected costs and delays; risks related to decisions or changes in governmental or private insurers’ reimbursement levels for our tests or our ability to obtain reimbursement for our new tests at comparable levels to our existing tests; risks related to increased competition and the development of new competing tests and services; the risk that we may be unable to develop or achieve commercial success for additional molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that we may not successfully develop new markets for our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services, including our ability to successfully generate revenue outside the United States; the risk that licenses to the technology underlying our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services and any future tests and services are terminated or cannot be maintained on satisfactory terms; risks related to delays or other problems with operating our laboratory testing facilities and our healthcare clinic; risks related to public concern over genetic testing in general or our tests in particular; risks related to regulatory requirements or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries and changes in the structure of the healthcare system or healthcare payment systems; risks related to our ability to obtain new corporate collaborations or licenses and acquire new technologies or businesses on satisfactory terms, if at all; risks related to our ability to successfully integrate and derive benefits from any technologies or businesses that we license or acquire; risks related to our projections about our business, results of operations and financial condition; risks related to the potential market opportunity for our products and services; the risk that we or our licensors may be unable to protect or that third parties will infringe the proprietary technologies underlying our tests; the risk of patent-infringement claims or challenges to the validity of our patents or other intellectual property; risks related to changes in intellectual property laws covering our molecular diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical and clinical services and patents or enforcement in the United States and foreign countries, such as the Supreme Court decision in the lawsuit brought against us by the Association for Molecular Pathology et al; risks of new, changing and competitive technologies and regulations in the United States and internationally; the risk that we may be unable to comply with financial operating covenants under our credit or lending agreements;  the risk that we will be unable to pay, when due, amounts due under our credit or lending agreements; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K.  All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and Myriad undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Media Contact:  Ron Rogers Investor Contact:  Scott Gleason
  (801) 584-3065   (801) 584-1143
  rrogers@myriad.com   sgleason@myriad.com

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