$249 saliva test could reveal breast, ovarian cancer risk

April 22, 2015 1:54 PM

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$249 saliva test could reveal breast, ovarian cancer risk

A Silicon Valley start-up is setting out to make genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer mutations not only easier, but more affordable for women. Color Genomics says it could "democratize access to genetic testing" for breast cancer risk genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 with a saliva test costing just $249, which was made available Tuesday, reports the New York Times.

Other tests, typically reserved for cancer patients or those with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, can cost up to $4,000, TechCrunch reports.

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