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Genetic Technologies Processes First BREVAGen™ Patient Sample
Date:5/31/2011

VICTORIA, Australia, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG; NASDAQ: GENE) has received and processed its first BREVAGen clinical sample from a US patient.  This follows last month's receipt of certification of its Australian laboratory under the US Clinical Laboratories Improvements Amendments (CLIA) (42 U.S.C. 263a).

The sample was received by Phenogen Sciences, the Company's new North American subsidiary, where the cheek swab sample was bar-coded and entered into the Laboratory Information Management System, before being priority shipped to Australia for processing.  Subsequently the results were made electronically accessible to the Company's North Carolina offices for immediate distribution to the requesting physician.  All systems functioned as expected and no infrastructure hurdles remain to full market availability.

The results enabled the patient's physician to better understand the personalized risk of non-familial breast cancer, allowing better management and prevention of disease.  The patient is one of an estimated 1.3 million new patients annually in the US who could benefit from such a test.

"64 percent of the target patient population will have their breast cancer risk re-classified as a result of using the BREVAGen test, providing a more personalized and actionable assessment.  Many women will have their peace of mind improved by being re-classified to a lower risk group while for others, they will be re-classified to a higher risk group, enabling decisions regarding increased surveillance or even cancer preventive therapy," said Mr. Lewis Stuart, Phenogen Sciences President and General Manager.

Concurrently, Phenogen Sciences has now hired its initial sales team in preparation for the imminent launch of BREVAGen.  Now at their inaugural s
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