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My Gene Counsel Expands Genetic Content One Month Into Launch

Nov 27, 2018

The digital genetic counseling solution expands its coverage of hereditary cancer content amid enthusiastic testimonials from new users

Branford, CT: My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand, continuously updated reports for people who have had genetic testing, today announced that the company has extended its content reporting to include additional hereditary cancer genes. The expansion comes just one month after the initial launch of the BRCA product and is another step in My Gene Counsel’s goal to service the entire range of genetic test results.


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Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Articles: Should Your List To Santa Include Ancestry Testing? Advice From A Genetic Counselor

Dec 1, 2018

These companies blur the line between real data and genutainment – one of the greatest problems with DTC genetic testing. We as consumers deserve to know which results are accurate and which are simply genutainment.

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CT Senator, Chris Murphy, Awards My Gene Counsel “Innovator Of The Month”

Nov 29, 2018

“My Gene Counsel is proof that Connecticut is home to the best innovators in the world. Ellen and Danielle are leading the way in genomics, creating a platform for folks to stay up to date on their genetic testing results, while also training the next generation of students in this growing industry. I’m happy to highlight My Gene Counsel as my Innovator of the Month, and I look forward to seeing this company continue to grow.” ~Chris Murphy, Connecticut Senator

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Ellen Matloff Featured in French TV Show, “Complément d’enquête”

Nov 20, 2018

My Gene Counsel is receiving international attention! Our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff, was interviewed for a French television show, “Complément d’enquête”, about direct to consumer genetic testing. Check out the clip starting at 50:30 timestamp in the video. 

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Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: A Genetic Counselor Takes The Top DTC Genetic Tests On The Market

Oct 17, 2018

My biggest takeaway so far:  even I, as a genetic counselor, had to be reminded that these results may not be accurate and that at most, they represent increased risk.  I got sucked right in! My overall impression: this was entertaining but yielded only a few insights for my $70, and the constant marketing to upgrade and buy other tests was annoying, if predictable.

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Ellen Matloff on “CURE Talks Cancer” Podcast

Oct 1, 2018

In a special edition of “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff, and the founder of Proactive Genes, Shannon Pulaski, were guests to help kick off National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and Previvor Day. In this episode, you’ll hear about their resources and how each can help others learn more about their hereditary risk.

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Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: A Genetic Counselor Takes The Top DTC Genetic Tests On The Market

Oct 17, 2018

Ellen Matloff on “DNA Today” Podcast

Oct 5, 2018

“Demystifying Genetics” Podcast Guest Ellen Matloff

Oct 3, 2018

Ellen Matloff on “CURE Talks Cancer” Podcast

Oct 1, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Building A Bridge From Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests To Reality

Sep 24, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: How Your Genetic Data Could Be Shared Without Your Consent

Jun 18, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: How Accurate Is Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing? From Gold(ish) To Garbage

May 28, 2018

Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Why The Golden State Case Kept This Genetic Counselor Up All Night

Apr 28, 2018

Ellen Matloff Becomes a Forbes Contributor

Apr 19, 2018

mGC Video Launch

Mar 19, 2018

Ellen Matloff Shares Her Expertise in Home DNA Kits on WNPR

Jan 19, 2018

My Gene Counsel CEO Statement Re: Dangers of Misreading Genetic Testing Results

Nov 19, 2017

Matloff Chosen to Launch 1st Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

Oct 21, 2017

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

Oct 20, 2017

My Gene Counsel, a Top Twitter #BRCA Contributor

Oct 19, 2017

AboutGeneticCounselor.com Home Page Feature

Sep 22, 2017

NSGC’s Magazine Features Article By Ellen Matloff

Apr 27, 2017

Ellen Matloff Marchs for Science

Apr 22, 2017

CURE Quotes Ellen Matloff

Apr 17, 2017

Ellen Matloff Recognized for STEM Accomplishments

Mar 23, 2017

“Women And Their Story” Highlights Ellen Matloff for “Women In Science” Day

Feb 11, 2017

Forbes Features mGC in Fueling The Growth Competition

Nov 18, 2016

NPR Highlights mGC during UberPITCH

Nov 16, 2016

mGC Semi-Finalist in UberPITCH

Oct 26, 2016

Ellen T. Matloff Presents at BioHaven’s Event

Oct 18, 2016

Ellen T. Matloff quoted in Health News Report

Oct 13, 2016

Danielle Bonadies Speaks at BioScienceClubhouseCT Event

Sep 21, 2016

mGC Quoted in Forward on Male Breast Cancer

Aug 10, 2016

CURE Welcomes New Member My Gene Counsel

Aug 8, 2016

mCG Quoted in Medivizor on Genetic Counseling and Family Health History

May 26, 2016

mCG Keynote Speaker at Jackson Laboratory Bioscience Forum

Mar 11, 2016

Ellen T. Matloff Speaks at FDA Public Workshop on Genetic Test Results

Mar 2, 2016

mCG Quoted in 2016 IMAP Global Pharma/Biotech Report

Feb 22, 2016

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

Nov 17, 2015


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.


Understanding your DNA

Have you or a family member had genetic testing? My Gene Counsel's suite of digital tools pair with your genetic test results to help you use them accurately and effectively. Whether you had genetic testing last month or 10 years ago, My Gene Counsel keeps you informed of clinically-relevant updates and research opportunities … because you and your family need to know the latest.


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.