Lessons Learned from COVID-19 about Digital Health Tools

Lessons Learned from COVID-19 about Digital Health Tools

We are experiencing unprecedented times, as the impact of COVID-19 has challenged our daily lives, our families, our communities, and our businesses. On behalf of My Gene Counsel, we hope you are staying well and staying home, and we especially want to thank all of...

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Gene Therapy Aims to Cure Blindness

Gene Therapy Aims to Cure Blindness

Doctors have used the up-and-coming gene therapy tool CRISPR in a human for the first time as part of an ongoing clinical trial to treat a genetic condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). LCA is an inherited eye disorder that affects the retina (the layer of...

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New Options for Treatment of High Cholesterol

New Options for Treatment of High Cholesterol

In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication for the treatment of high cholesterol. The medication, called Nexletol (bempedoic acid), is meant to be used in combination with a healthy diet and statin therapy to treat high...

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Scientists Studying Hereditary Condition Win Nobel Prize

Scientists Studying Hereditary Condition Win Nobel Prize

Dr. William G. Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Dr. Gregg L. Semenza won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work related to a genetic condition called von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL). VHL is a hereditary cancer syndrome that is...

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9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

9 Myths About Men and Hereditary Cancer

Last Updated May 30, 2019 True or false? Men don’t need genetic testing since only women can have a hereditary risk to develop cancer. Answer: FALSE. The notion that men cannot have hereditary cancer mutations that put them at increased risk to develop cancer is just...

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Our CEO Interviews Author of "Mom's Genes", for Kids

Our CEO Interviews Author of "Mom's Genes", for Kids

  Shannon, you’ve written a children’s book called Mom’s Genes that serves as an introduction for young children to learn about genetics and family history. There are few books on the market that cover this topic, and none that I know of written by a parent. What...

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