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Ellen T. Matloff, President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, breaks down the controversy surrounding the recent 60 Minutes episode on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Listen to find out what PGD means, how it's used and why its purpose is often misinterpreted.

One genetic testing company recently grabbed headlines by announcing that for just $249 they will be offering a cancer gene panel that will test for 19 hereditary cancer genes. There is no doubt that low-cost options like these will break access to genetic testing wide open.

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November 2017 - Our CEO and President, Ellen Matloff, issued a statement on news regarding an Oregon woman claiming that misreading of her genetic testing results led her to undergo unnecessary surgeries, a mastectomy and a hysterectomy. According to a Washington Post story, dated October 24 the woman’s lawsuit claims that her medical team “continued to negligently rely upon misinterpreted genetic testing results.” 

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Matloff Chosen to Launch 1st Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

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October 2017 - We are pleased to announce that Ellen Matloff, our President and CEO, has been chosen by the National Society of Genetic Counseling (NSGC) to launch the first Genetic Counselor Awareness Day on November 9, 2017 as a webinar speaker.

“I’m honored to be chosen by the NSGC to kick off the 1st Genetic Counselor Awareness Day,” Matloff said. “The growth potential for the genomics movement in the next decade is tremendous, and success will be measured on accurate interpretation of genetic testing data, so that clinicians and consumers can use it effectively. Genetic counselors will be key leaders in this movement, and I’m excited to help shine a light on our vital role in that mission."

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Ellen Matloff Weighs In On Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing To FORCE

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October 2017 - Ellen Matloff, a certified genetic counselor and President & CEO of My Gene Counsel, explains that “Some patients who had 23andMe testing believed that they had been screened for all mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2.  In reality, they had only been screened for the three common Jewish BRCA mutations—a result which is almost meaningless in anyone not of Jewish ancestry.”

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My Gene Counsel, a Top Twitter #BRCA Contributor

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October 2017 - In Social Media + Society Journal Article, "Twitter and Non-Elites: Interpreting Power Dynamics in the Life Story of the (#)BRCA Twitter Stream", author Stefania Vicari explores how individual patient advocates are having a large impact on the BRCA Twitter conversation than organizations. 

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September 22, 2017 -Our President/CEO was featured on The National Society of Genetic Counselor's website, AboutGeneticCounselors.com for her piece, "Shouting the Importance of Genetic Counseling by a Certified Provider from the Rooftops". As a NSGC Digital Ambassador, she shares what others should know about genetic counseling. Learn More → 

NSGC's Magazine Features Article By Ellen Matloff

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April 27, 2017 - The cover article in The National Society of Genetic Counselor's most recent issue of "Perspectives In Genetic Counseling" was written by our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff. "Why Is That Genetic Counselor Holding A Business Meeting In An Uber?" recounts the exciting adventure Ellen and the mGC team had in UberPITCH competition, all the way to the Winner's Circle! Learn More → 

 

 

 

Ellen Matloff Marchs for Science

 

April 22, 2017 - This Earth Day our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff, joined others around the world to March for Science. Alongside her daughter and husband she expressed to the Hartford Courant, "I've never felt so compelled to rise up like I do now." The causes she is advocating for include clinical research and scientific freedom and integrity. Learn More → 

 

 

CURE Quotes Ellen Matloff

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April 17, 2017 - Our President/CEO shares her genetic counseling expertise about hereditary cancer syndromes in the article, "All in the Family: Discussing Screenings and Preventative Surgery for Inherited Cancers". She highlights that both men and women can inherit these disorders and pass on to children. If inherited, the risk to develop various types of cancer increases depending on the syndrome. Learn More → 

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March 23, 2017 - Ellen Matloff, president and CEO of My Gene Counsel, LLC, was recently selected by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) as a 2017 Women of Innovation® finalist. Matloff will be among several women to be honored at CTC’s thirteenth annual Women of Innovation Awards Dinner.

Finalists were selected by a panel of judges from more than 200 leading Connecticut women. Matloff was chosen in the Entrepreneurial Innovation and Leadership category, in recognition of her success in transferring her passion for patient-friendly and affordable genetic counseling from the halls of academia to the world of commerce by founding the technology startup known as My Gene Counsel.  Learn More → 

 

"Women And Their Story" Highlights Ellen Matloff for "Women In Science" Day

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February 11, 2017 - This Singapore-based Instagram account is featuring trailblazing women around the globe. The project aims 'to connect and inspire all women, everywhere'. Their hope is that we can contribute to a world where all women - young and old - focus on dreams and goals that are not limited by stereotypes or preconceived ideas of what women should be. 

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Forbes Features mGC in Fueling The Growth Competition

 

November 18, 2016 - The competition started with over 300 female-led tech startups applying, 150 invited to UberPITCH, and ended with 10 finalists pitching in front of judges and an audience of a few hundred investors and supporters at the Stamford Innovation Center.

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NPR Highlights mGC during UberPITCH

 

November 16, 2016 - Cynthia Tseng from Fairview Capital interviews a female entrepreneur, including our CEO/President Ellen Matloff, in New Haven as part of a nationwide competition to grow female-led businesses. 

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mGC Semi-Finalist in UberPITCH

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October 26, 2016 -  150 women tech entrepreneurs (selected from the over 275 that applied) pitched to investors in Ubers for seven minutes and received seven minutes of feedback.  Thirty investors heard the pitches in five cities, including Providence, New Haven, Stamford, Washington DC and Kansas City.  The investors selected the top companies from those rides to be the semi-finalists.

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Ellen T. Matloff Presents at BioHaven's Event

October 18, 2016 - Our CEO/President speaks at BioHaven's "Specialized Clinical Data Analysis Delivers Better Medical Care" about My Gene Counsel's contributions to the revolution in personal medical care and role in sharing the latest clinical data analysis developments.

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October 13, 2016 - Our President/CEO shares her genetic counseling expertise in a recent article, "Advocacy group ancedotes present one-sided picture of genetic testing for breast cancer", highlighting the point that patients who have Jewish ancestry warrant genetic testing and counseling for hereditary and ovarian cancer, regardless of their family history. 

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Danielle Bonadies Speaks at BioScienceClubhouseCT Event

 

September 21, 2016 - Our Cancer Genetics Division Director presents to fellow bioscience companies in the Branford, CT area.

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mGC Quoted in Forward on Male Breast Cancer

August 10, 2016 - My Gene Counsel's Ellen T. Matloff stresses the importance of understanding men can carry BRCA mutations, have the increased risk for developing cancers associated with the mutation, and pass this mutation onto children. 

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CURE Welcomes New Member My Gene Counsel

August 8, 2016 - My Gene Counsel is a honored to be a member of CURE. CURE serves as the bioscience cluster of Connecticut, a diverse community of small and large life and healthcare sciences companies, ranging in scope from therapeutics, to healthcare technology, to medical devices.

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May 26, 2016 – This recent Medivisor article highlighted the importance of closing the gaps in your family's health history to make sure you have a clear record. My Gene Counsel's Ellen T. Matloff explains that this is crucially important when seeking out genetic testing and counseling, especially now that access to these tests is opening up. She also provides advice on how to find a certified genetic counselor.

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March 2, 2016 – This past March we were honored when Ellen was invited speaker at the FDA’s workshop entitled, "Patient and Medical Professional Perspectives on the Return of Genetic Test Results" as part of the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The slides and webcast from this workshop are available.

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mCG Keynote Speaker at Jackson Laboratory Bioscience Forum

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Mar. 11, 2016 – Bioscience leaders from across Connecticut came together to discuss how students can attain a career in this cutting edge industry. My Gene Counsel's CEO Ellen T. Matloff gave the keynote address asserting that the inclusion of women and minorities can only improve science, as with more diversity comes more creative ideas and effective solutions.  

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mCG Quoted in 2016 IMAP Global Pharma/Biotech Report

Feb. 22, 2016 – In this year's edition of IMAP's Pharma & Biotech, writers analyze last year's deal flow in the industry; regional trends; and genomics. My Gene Counsel's CEO Ellen T. Matloff comments on consumer genomics in a changing environment and the importance of digital tools moving forward.

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Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund Approves $1 Million in Funding for Two Healthcare IT Companies

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Nov. 17, 2015 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies, today announced that the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF) has approved $1 million in funding to support bioscience innovations during the latest review of project applications.

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Cancer Bytes: By Ellen Matloff

Welcome to Cancer Bytes, featuring interviews with people touched by cancer. We hope that by listening to stories from cancer survivors we can help you through your process of healing and coping with the disease.