Genetic Testing

Faces of Genetic Counseling: Fatima Amir

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Fatima Amir

In the blog series, “Faces of Genetic Counseling,” we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. We had the opportunity to speak with Fatima Amir, MS, LCGC, a genetic counselor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, who works closely with adult cancer patients across…

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UPDATE: A Friday Night Email from Your Genetic Counselor

UPDATE: When this article was originally published, I disclosed how much of an imprint this case left on me. Now, as we approach the seven-year anniversary of finally discovering the genetic mutation that plagued Nate’s family, I decided to reach out to Nate’s dad, Larry, to see how the family has been doing. He had…

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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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My Gene Counsel Positioned to Foster Responsible Return of Results, Per Recent ASHG and ACMG Guidelines

My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand genetic counseling reports, responded to recent statements issued by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) on the responsibility to recontact research participants and patients when new genetic findings emerge, by positioning its IT…

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Diane Koeller, Advocating for the Transgender Community

In the blog series, “Faces of Genetic Counseling”, we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. For our first installment we had the opportunity of speaking with Diane Koeller, MS, MPH, LCGC a genetic counselor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston who works closely…

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My Gene Counsel and Ambry Genetics Join Forces to Bridge the Gap Between Direct-to-Consumer Testing and Medical-Grade Genetic Testing

My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand genetic testing reports, today announced a partnership with Ambry Genetics to offer the first One-Stop Solution for direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test results confirmed through medical-grade testing. They will also provide proper genetic counseling for consumers determined to be at high risk for hereditary forms of cancer.

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