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A collection of resources that provide information on genes, genomics, and genetic conditions, including family health history tools, a glossary of genetic terms, and more.
The following glossaries contain definitions to terms related to cancer, rare and/or genetic diseases, clinical research, and general health topics.
Consumer-friendly information on medical genetics for patients and their families.
A science education booklet that explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research.
The National Human Genome Research Institute provides information about genetic disorders, genetic and genomic science, pharmacogenomics, family health history tools, and online health resources.
The Family Health Portrait Tool is an easy-to-use online tool developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Surgeon General's Office to help consumers gather their own family health history.
Information about genetics and genomics, rare diseases, patient care and more.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.Back to top
Database of published scientific research relating to medically important human genes, traits, and genetic disorders. The site was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Although the language is technical, it is considered to be a very comprehensive source of information.
Strives to offer an integrated, one-stop, genomic information resource for data that promise to provide new insights into human biology and new approaches for combating disease.
Information about human DNA polymorphism discovery, functional analysis of human DNA polymorphism, population-based epidemiology studies of human DNA polymorphism, and technology development to reduce the burden of environmentally associated disease and dysfunction.
Information about NCBI public databases, research in computational biology, software tools for analyzing genome data, and biomedical information.
Information about the impact of human genetic research on disease prevention and public health.
Access to more than 16 million MEDLINE citations, life science journals, and links to many sites providing full text articles.Back to top
Information about the genetics of cancer; gene testing; and cancer genetics, risk assessment, and counseling.
Cancer genetics information summaries.Back to top
Provides education and resources for the medical genetics profession and makes genetic services available to the public.
A coalition of independent member societies that serve the interests of biomedical and life scientists; includes the American Society of Human Genetics.
Fosters the scientific, professional, and personal development of members in the management of genomic information.
A professional organization for geneticists that provides links to genetic counselors throughout the country at http://www.nsgc.org/resourcelink.cfm.
An "organization of organizations" that includes more than 140 health professional organizations, consumer and volunteer groups, government agencies, private industry, managed care organizations, and genetics professional societies; also promotes genetic education.Back to top