Genetic Testing or DNA Testing Archive

Family Health History


Compiling your Family Health History can provide important clues in diagnosing conditions in yourself and others in your family.

Ellen Matloff and MyGeneCounsel


Joyce speaks with genetic counselor Ellen Matloff about her newest venture, MyGeneCounsel.

Listening, Reflecting, Healing


Mike and Joyce speak with Mary-Frances Garber, a genetic counselor who provides Supportive Genetic Counseling, complementing what is traditionally offered in medical centers.

Living with Barth Syndrome


Shelley speaks with Mike and Joyce about life with Barth Syndrome, and how families cope when life ends.

Tests Your Doctor Should Run


Dr. Wald suggests six blood tests that you should ask your doctor to run. These are tests that hold critical clues to your well-being, mood and disease potential. “These tests should be a part of your overall care,” according to Dr. Michael Wald, known as “The Blood Detective.” They are standard tests that can be ordered by any physician.

Genetic Risk – Empower yourself by understanding your risks


Keith Julian Richards (aka Just Sayin’), a poet and Hip Hop artist from New York, shares his journey with a rare disease known as VHL, learning to manage risk.

Mike and Joyce Advocating for You


Mike and Joyce have attended a number of conferences recently, advocating for you, and learning more. They take time to interview each other about their recent activities and share with you what they have been up to.

Lessons from Mark and Forrest

Mike Lawing shares his thoughts about life, risk factors, and our different vulnerabilities to cancers and other diseases such as mesothelioma.

Things As They Are: Billy’s Lesson on Acceptance

“Remember that you can’t control everything in life.  At some point you have to accept things as they are.”    Billy Foster to Paul Larson, October, 2011                                   Dear Fellow Travelers: I’m a fan of Billy Foster. Billy is many things; a husband, parent, teacher, musician, talented individual, a person of deep faith, an inspiration, and a 17 […]

Exploring Your Genome


Max McCoy speaks with Joyce about his recent personal adventure, exploring the depths of his own genome — an ongoing adventure worthy of some of his fictional heroes, with unexpected twists and turns, sometimes more information than you know what to do with.