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GenomeWeb Quotes Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article

Aug 3, 2018

Our CEO/President, Ellen Matloff, wrote a Forbes piece that was featured by GenomeWeb. It recaps her argument that Facebook needs to regain the trust of patient groups that had relied on its closed groups for support. She explains these groups provide people who “desperately need the support, advice, and friendship of others experiencing the same things.” But, a bug in a Chrome plug-in made users’ data available to third parties, as CNBC reported last month.

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Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Facebook Violates Trust of ‘Private’ Patient Groups

Jul 29, 2018

Thousands of women who carry mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 and joined ‘private’ Facebook groups recently learned that their groups were vulnerable to a Chrome plug-in that allowed marketers to discover group members’ names and other private health information.

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Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: If I’m Adopted, Should I Have DNA Testing?

Jul 11, 2018

If you are adopted and looking for more information about your medical risks, direct to consumer genetic testing is most likely just the beginning of your journey. The best route for adoptees to pursue DNA testing is to speak to a certified genetic counselor to find out which genetic test would be most effective for them to use.

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The Atlantic Highlights My Gene Counsel

May 22, 2018

In the article, “Can Genetic Counselors Keep Up With 23andMe?” The Atlantic quotes fellow genetic counselors about how our profession can help consumers understand genetic testing. This article also highlights our upcoming product launch, “Start-ups have emerged to fill the information gap for direct-to-consumer patients by making counseling services more accessible and cheaper. In July, My Gene Counsel plans to launch a digital product that will help users interpret their test results for hereditary cancer genes for a $40 yearly subscription. The service will also send you push notifications as new clinical recommendations or trials become available.”

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National Cancer Institute’s ENRICH Webinar Led by Ellen Matloff

May 21, 2018

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.

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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.