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.
Our CEO/President led a webinar the National Cancer Institute’s ENRICH series, “A Scalable Model for Returning Continually Updated Genetic Results to Consumers and Clinicians”. Matloff outlines the ethical principles that must be considered in returning understandable, useable and current genetic information. She also discusses how to make people stewards of their genetic data, provide them with research opportunities, and offer them the ability to provide outcome data and share their genetic data in public databases. She describes how research participants in clinical trials and large-scale genomic studies worldwide, and the 12 million consumers who’ve had consumer testing fit into this equation.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Cancer Bytes: By Ellen Matloff
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