Genetic Counseling: Past, Present, and Future

Genetic Counseling: Past, Present, and Future

Ellen Matloff spent the first part of her career in Genetic Counseling at the Yale School of Medicine, where she served as the Director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program for 18 years. She was also one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Myriad Genetics,...

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Decoding the Genome Was Just the Beginning

Decoding the Genome Was Just the Beginning

Eighteen years ago, scientists decoded the human genome. But what was supposed to create an era of new cures didn't work out that way, at least not at first. In episode four of Prognosis, some of the most famous names in genetics explain why it took so long to go from...

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Ellen Matloff on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

Ellen Matloff on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

On This Episode We Discuss: Defining direct-to-consumer (DTC) testsTypes are available to consumersDifference between medical grade and DTC genetic testsAccuracy of DTC genetic testsWhat to know before choosing a DTC testExamples of when a DTC test may be more...

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Decoding the Genome Was Just the Beginning

Knowing Your Hereditary Risk

In 2010, history was made when a Congressional resolution was passed to declare the first-ever National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day to raise awareness about hereditary cancer. Millions of people carry an inherited mutation or...

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