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How To Share Your Genetic Information on Kintalk

shutterstock_109866923 copyBy sharing your genetic information you are empowering your family members to take their health and risk for cancer into their own hands. Here is some information to help you understand the process of sharing your information on Kintalk:

  • By uploading your genetic files to your Kintalk profile, you can invite family members to come view the files stored.
  • The files that you upload can only be seen by those you invite.
  • Invitations are sent via an email generated by Kintalk.
  • Once a family is invited to view your genetic files they can then save the files to their computer, tablet or smart phone or print them to take to their genetic counselor or doctor.

How to upload and share your genetic files:

 1. Become a Member of Kintalk

(If you are already a member please skip to step 2)

1. Go to and click the “Join Now to Connect with Others”
2. Complete the simple Registration form
3. Create a Display Name for Kintalk
-You have the option of uploading a profile picture

 2. Upload Files

1. You will be directed to your profile page where you will see the heading "Manage My Profile"
2. Click on the gray tab that says "Upload Files" UpLoad Button
3. Click the Browse button to search for the file you would like to upload
4. Once you have selected the file you want to upload, create a file name for the file you are going to upload in the File Name text box (ex. Family Tree, Genetic Test Results)
5. Click the green Upload button to complete the file upload process
6. Kintalk will let you know that the file upload was successful
7. You can continue to upload as many files as you would like

 3. Send Invites to Family Members to View Your Files

1. Go to your Profile  and click the green Send Invites button Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 3.15.29 PM under the header "Manage My Profile" or click on the gray Send Invites button on the far right of your screen.
2. Complete the Send Invites form
- You have the option to write a personalized message to your relatives explaining why you are inviting them to Kintalk to review your personal information
- You can add up to 10 Recipients per day to receive the email by clicking the Add Another
- Once you have completed this form click the send invitations

4. Managing Invitations

1. Go to your Manage Files on the far right of your screen
2. You will be able to see whether or not your relative has accepted your invitation to view your personal information
- Awaiting Response: Your recipient has not viewed your files
- Accepted Response: Your recipient has viewed your files


Here is a quick video that reviews the steps on how to share your genetic information on Kintalk