Ellen Matloff Shares Her Expertise in Home DNA Kits on WNPR

Ellen Matloff Shares Her Expertise in Home DNA Kits on WNPR

WNPR's "Where We Live" explored the implications of inexpensive commercial genetic testing. Ellen Matloff, our CEO/President, discussed the difference between these home DNA kits and tests ordered through genetic counselors/physicians, legal implications of home DNA...

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Genetic Testing for only $249? – MyGeneCounsel

Genetic Testing for only $249? – MyGeneCounsel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UEvD5sdK0&w=854&h=480 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...

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How Students Aspire and Inspire

How Students Aspire and Inspire

How To Get Your High School Kids Interested In Science, Without Them Knowing It Me, at age 15, soldering When I entered high school, I didn’t know that I wanted to advance in the fields of science and technology. Looking back on that transition now, after taking...

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Oprah Thinks You Should Buy a Genetic Testing Kit for Christmas, but What Does the Genetic Counselor Say?

Oprah Thinks You Should Buy a Genetic Testing Kit for Christmas, but What Does the Genetic Counselor Say?

1. You know that ‘Terms and Conditions’ section that we all check off without reading? Think twice before doing that if your DNA is involved!
You may be giving rights to your DNA away in a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test. The fine print you agree to in a Terms of Service agreement describes what may be done with your DNA, including policies on selling data, retaining biological DNA samples over time, and sharing information with law enforcement. The terms differ from one company to the next and you should review them before you buy.

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 13

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 13

This is the thirteenth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors,” in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of...

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Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 12

Trailblazing Genetic Counselors: Episode 12

This is the twelfth installment in our series, “Trailblazing Genetic Counselors”, in which we highlight genetic counselors who are pioneers in the field. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of...

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Genetic Counselor Awareness Day Tweetchat

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day Tweetchat

To celebrate the first Genetic Counselor Awareness Day on November 9th, the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) hosted a tweetchat, #IAmAGenticCounselor. Genetic counselors shared their inspiration to join the field, their respective roles and advice to...

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