Branford, CT: My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that links evidence-based information to clients’ genetic test results, today announced the launch of its proprietary online platform that pairs specific genetic test results with unbiased, accurate and continuously updating information for consumers, their families and clinicians.
For the consumer, My Gene Counsel’s digital genetic counseling solution can:
- Link individual test results to cutting-edge, genetic expert content
- Provide actionable genomic insights that will allow consumers to fully use genomic test results to manage their health
- Decrease errors in misinterpretation and patient management
- Enable consumers to effectively utilize personalized information
- Send notifications when content updates
- Deliver digital genetic counseling, when and how it’s needed most
“The field of genomics is growing larger every day,” said Ellen Matloff, President and CEO of My Gene Counsel. “Genetic testing has the potential to make almost every area of medicine better for every single one of us, but only if the test results are interpreted and used correctly. My Gene Counsel has an effective, affordable, first-line digital solution that scales to match the genomics tsunami.”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
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