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As a Screen

As a Screen

A recent New York Times investigation found that many non-invasive prenatal tests often incorrectly give positive results for a number of rare genetic conditions, but geneticists say the article did not distinguish between screening and diagnostic tests. At his...

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What The NYTimes Got Wrong on Prenatal Screening

What The NYTimes Got Wrong on Prenatal Screening

On January 1, The New York Times published an article, "When They Warn of Rare Disorders, These Prenatal Tests Are Usually Wrong," followed by a discussion with the author on their popular podcast, The Daily, entitled, "An Investigation into Flawed Prenatal Tests." As...

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Prior Retinoblastoma Not Considered in Test Ordering

Prior Retinoblastoma Not Considered in Test Ordering

A woman in her 20s was concerned about her risk for breast cancer because her mother had previously had it. She saw a medical oncologist and wanted to be tested to see if she had inherited any pathogenic genetic variants that could increase her risk for developing...

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No Follow-up on Insurer Denial Delays Cancer Risk Management

No Follow-up on Insurer Denial Delays Cancer Risk Management

A 44-year-old woman with breast cancer came to see a surgeon to discuss risk-reducing surgical options. Three years earlier, she had also been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Now, because of her breast cancer diagnosis, the patient had come from a small,...

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Digital Health Dominates Roaring Genomics Market

Digital Health Dominates Roaring Genomics Market

The leading healthcare and precision medicine companies are focused on commercial growth that relies on genome-driven personalization of healthcare, and for that, they are turning to digital health technology companies. The race to build a comprehensive suite of...

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Speaking Genetics: A Glossary of Cancer Risk Genes

Speaking Genetics: A Glossary of Cancer Risk Genes

For some, it may seem like certain types of cancers "run in the family." This can be due to shared behaviors or exposures that increase cancer risk, or an abnormal genetic change that's passed down from generation to generation. Over the past 25 years, beginning with...

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Press Releases

My Gene Counsel Releases New Reports on 23andMe Findings

My Gene Counsel Releases New Reports on 23andMe Findings

Digital health company provides guidance to people with genetic variants for MUTYH, FH, and Parkinson's. NEW HAVEN, CONN. (PRWEB) JULY 23, 2019 My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling,...

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Q&A With a Genetic Counselor

Q&A With a Genetic Counselor

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Ellen Matloff, certified genetic counselor and President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, participated in a free virtual screening of the documentary film, "Cracking Your Genetic Code." Following the film, Matloff sat down for a discussion and...

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