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My Gene Counsel Offers Personalized Genetic Counseling Reports for Those with Positive Alzheimer’s Gene Test Result

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My Gene Counsel Offers Personalized Genetic Counseling Reports for Those with Positive Alzheimer’s Gene Test Result

My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling, today announced that the company has expanded its content to include reports for those who test positive for a variant in the APOE gene through 23andMe’s consumer DNA testing. The expansion is another step in My Gene Counsel’s goal to service…

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Podcast: No Stomach For Cancer

In this podcast episode, Ellen interviews Johanna, who speaks about her and her family’s experience with gastric cancer, genetic testing and prophylactic surgeries. Johanna was 26 when she had her stomach prophylactically removed. She shares her decision making process and what the experience was like post-surgery. Johanna originally sought out genetic counseling due to her…

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Beyond BRCA: Gardner's Syndrome (FAP)

This is the second in a series of articles built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes. This is Elizabeth’s story of living with FAP, also known as Gardner’s Syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: There are several hereditary cancer syndromes that can cause affected individuals to develop multiple polyps in their gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. One of these…

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Beyond BRCA: Cowden Syndrome (PTEN)

4.4.12 (2) (1) Last Updated: January 8, 2019 This was the first in a series of articles built to highlight rare hereditary cancer syndromes.  Heather (@ZHeatherChamp)  shared her story of living with Cowden syndrome. Genetic Counseling Note: People who have a mutation (also known as a pathogenic variant) in the PTEN gene can have one of several…

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6 Women Who Impacted Genetics

    1. Nettie Stevens (1861-1912, American) discovered that a fetus’s sex is determined by chromosomes contributed by the parents during conception. Previously it was believed that the environmental factors during conception determined sex.       2. Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994, German) has been called the “mother of mutagenesis” due to her discovery of genetic…

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Podcast: Real Men Get Genetic Counseling

Last Updated May 30, 2019 In this podcast we hear from Devin, a healthy 30-year-old male who underwent genetic testing and counseling and his late 20s. Since it’s fairly rare for a young healthy male to go through this process, Devin shared why he made the decision and how it has affected his life. Devin’s…

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