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Ellen Matloff’s Forbes Article: Waiting for the ‘Sign’ that Protections Are Needed for Genetic Data? Here It Is.

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Tumor Testing: Finding the Right Key for Your Lock

In the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, there is an article by Katherine Hobson titled “Take That, Lung Cancer!” Hobson discusses the latest breakthroughs in screening and treatment for lung cancer, including targeted therapies that match a drug to a tumor’s cancer-causing mutation “in the same way you find the right key for…

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Who Should Consider Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer? Guidelines Have Expanded

BRCA-Related Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer syndrome, previously known as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC), is a well-known hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by increased risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers and possibly melanoma. Genetic counseling and testing can help individuals learn more about their cancer risks as well as their options for…

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

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. In our latest interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Hallie Andrew, MS, a genetic counselor at Children’s National, who shared with us her unconventional route to becoming…

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My Gene Counsel Releases New Reports on 23andMe Findings

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 database of genetic resources to include content for at-home genetic tests related to MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and Parkinson’s disease.

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