Demystifying Genetics Podcast-2

“Demystifying Genetics” Podcast Guest Ellen Matloff

Our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff was a guest host on Austrailian Genetic Counselor Matthew Burgess’ podcast, “Demystifying Genetics” for a Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness themed episode. Patients advocates join Matthew later in the program to share their experiences.

Their discussion explored…

  • 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
  • My Gene Counsel’s Living Lab Reports
  • Hereditary cancer testing including BRCA1 & BRCA2
  • APOE testing and dementia
  • Gene patents
  • Case studies of misinterpretation of genetic results due to no genetic counselor being involved