April 2018 - Our CEO/President has joined Forbes.com as a Contributor. Her first article, "Health Care Providers Can't Afford To Ignore Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing" was timely released on DNA Day. The question is no longer whether DTC genetic testing will happen, it's already happening. We need to get accurate genetic counseling directly into the hands of every single consumer having genetic testing.
March 2018 - We are excited to share our new promotional video! Our video provides an overview of My Gene Counsel and the importance of proper interpretation of genetic test results. We also explain mGC features for patients and physicians, such as push notifications for updates and clinical trial opportunities.
Please share widely in your networks by sending or posting the link to our video. Don’t forget to tag us with our social media accounts!
January 2018 - WNPR's "Where We Live" explored the implications of inexpensive commercial genetic testing. Ellen Matloff, our CEO/President, discussed the difference between these home DNA kits and tests ordered through genetic counselors/physicians, legal implications of home DNA tests, and insurance coverage.
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.”
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."
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.”
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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