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My Gene Counsel Launches Digital Genetic Counseling Technology

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My Gene Counsel Launches Digital Genetic Counseling Technology

Branford, CT: My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that links evidence-based information to clients’ genetic test results, today announced the launch of its proprietary online platform that pairs specific genetic test results with unbiased, accurate and continuously updating information for consumers, their families and clinicians. For the consumer, My Gene Counsel’s digital genetic counseling…

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“Demystifying Genetics” Podcast Guest Ellen Matloff

Our President/CEO, Ellen Matloff was a guest host on Austrailian Genetic Counselor Matthew Burgess’ podcast, “Demystifying Genetics” for a Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness themed episode. Patients advocates join Matthew later in the program to share their experiences. Their discussion explored… The role of the genetic counselor and their role in the ordering and interpretation…

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Angelina’s Impact: Genetic Counselors Share

It’s been five years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below genetic counselors reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina Jolie’s…

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Angelina’s Impact: Advocates Share

It’s been five years since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she carries a BRCA1 mutation and had a prophylactic double mastectomy to lower her risks of developing breast cancer. Below advocates reflect on the impact she has made by sharing her story and starting widespread conversation about hereditary cancer and prevention. “Angelina’s efforts have…

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Have Updated: Here is What You Need to Know

October 2017 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) provides guidelines to help determine who should have genetic testing for hereditary cancers and how individuals should be followed after testing. They recently published updates to these guidelines that we’ve summarized below. The full guidelines can be found here. We’ve also previously published a list of risk factors,…

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4 Years Post-Gene Patents: How Has Life Changed In The Genomics World?

Four years ago today, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous 9-0 decision banned gene patents.  What has changed in the genomics world in these past four years?  And what changes are yet to come? Within 5 hours of the decision, laboratories began offering genetic testing for mutations…

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