U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Wednesday that My Gene Counsel, a digital genetic counseling company in New Haven, is “Murphy’s Innovator of the Month.” During their run as Director and Assistant Director of Yale School of Medicine’s Cancer Genetic Counseling Program, respectively, Ellen Matloff and Danielle Bonadies began to notice trends in the field of genomics: many patients were having genetic testing without the involvement of a certified genetic counselor and many patients’ genetic test results were being misinterpreted. After realizing there were no existing scalable solutions to provide consumers with accurate, updating genetic information, Ellen and Danielle created My Gene Counsel.

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