This week is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness and I was lucky enough to have three fabulous guests on Demystifying Genetics. First Guest – Ellen Matlof, Genetic Counselor & Director, My Gene Counsel Ellen is a genetic counsellor extraordinaire in Connecticut, USA, with many years experience working in the familial cancer setting. We discuss: • The role of the Genetic Counselor and their role in the ordering and interpretation of genetic results • What a gene is and what variants in a gene means • The My Gene Counsel Living Lab Report • Hereditary cancer testing including BRCA1 & BRCA2 • APOE testing and dementia • Gene patenting • Case studies of misinterpretation of genetic results due to no genetic counsellor being involved 

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