A Few of My Favorite Things: Men Wearing Pink and Thinking about Genetic Testing

October 24, 2018

by Catherine Fine, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor and Clinical Cancer Service Lead  

Like the song suggests, many people consider “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” a few of their favorite things. For me, I have some year-round favorites (my family, friends and 2-year-old golden retriever, Butterbear), but many of my favorite things are almost always associated with October: the autumn season, changing leaves, pumpkin-everything, cool crisp weather, a favorite sweatshirt, football games and of course, men wearing pink.

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Topics: Blog

12 Disruptive Health Tech Startups with a Global Focus on Improving Patient Care Selected to Join Plug and Play Cleveland Innovation Platform

Posted October 1, 2018

CLEVELANDOct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play Cleveland, the global innovation platform matching health tech startups and corporate partners to disrupt the healthcare system and improve patient outcomes, has announced the results of Batch 2 Selection Day. Held at both Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, the two-day event brought together over 300 clinical champions to hear pitches from 20 exclusive startup companies in and around the health tech field.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Genome Medical Executives to Present at Fall Healthcare and Genomics Industry Events

Posted September 25, 2018

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Topics: News and Announcements

Genome Medical Introduces the New "Understand Your Genome" Program to Increase Access to Genetics Education and Expertise

Posted September 11, 2018

Genome Medical today announced that it has launched a new and expanded "Understand Your Genome" (UYG) program. The new UYG program will drive increased access to genomics education and clinical genetic experts and will emphasize broader genomics education through new offerings – such as online e-learning courses – and select live events.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Ovarian Cancer - What Women (and Men) Need to Know

September 7, 2018

by Erynn Gordon, MS, LCGC, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Genome Medical

Since I’m a genetic counselor, lots of people ask me random questions about genetics and genealogy. For instance, I recently had a long conversation about the elusive concept of a relative “once removed.” These conversations are fun—after all, I’m in this profession because I love talking genetics.

But then there are the other conversations, the ones that sit with you for months or years because you hope the person you were speaking to (usually in an informal setting) really heard you and will seek the care you suggested.

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Topics: Blog

Meet Genome Medical’s New COO

August 13, 2018

by Katherine Griffin

Genomic medicine is transforming health care, and the need for accessible expertise will only continue to grow, says Murielle Thinard, Genome Medical’s new COO. She talked with writer Katherine Griffin about why she’s excited about joining the company, and why she sees Genome Medical as an essential part of health care’s transformation.  

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Topics: Blog

What Is Genetic Counseling?

August 2, 2018

by Mary-Frances Garber, MS, CGC
Genome Medical Genetic Counselor

Having been a genetic counselor for thirty years, you’d think it would be easy for me to blog on this topic. But the fact is, the field of genetic counseling has been continually evolving since it began back in 1969. Through the years, though, the essence of genetic counseling remains the same: a communication process between a trained professional—the genetic counselor or medical geneticist—and the patient.  

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Cord Blood Banking: What You Need to Know

July 25, 2018

by Betsy Swope, MS, LCGC
Genome Medical Genetic Counselor

Among the many choices for expectant parents is whether to bank their newborn’s umbilical cord blood. Because July is National Cord Blood Awareness month, we wanted to provide some information about this unique substance, its therapeutic uses and how it can be collected and stored.  

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Topics: Blog

The Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 26, 2018

By Scott M. Weissman, MS, LCGC
Genome Medical Genetic Counselor

June is Alzheimer’s disease (AD) awareness month, so we wanted to provide some education about the genetics of Alzheimer’s. AD is a condition that causes dementia (memory loss), which starts very subtly and slowly becomes more severe. It can often impact an individual’s behavior, mood, 

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Topics: Blog

Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing Market (Podcast)

This podcast features Erynn Gordon (VP of Clinical Operations, Genome Medical) on The Business of Health Care.

June 5, 2018

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Topics: Videos and Podcasts