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.Read More
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.Read More
“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 SenatorRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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