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Online Genetics Education Resources

Access Excellence
www.accessexcellence.org
A series of learning modules on multiple science and health topics, including biotech and genetics. Sponsored by the National Health Museum, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

American Medical Association - Family History Tools
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-science/genetics-molecular-medicine/family-history.shtml
Tools for gathering family history.

Current Topics in Genome Analysis
www.genome.gov/12514286
A lecture series covering contemporary areas in genomics and bioinformatics.

Department of Genome Sciences Education Outreach
chroma.gs.washington.edu/outreach/
Innovative programs that bring laboratory science and materials to K-12 students and teachers. Directed by the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.

Diving into the Gene Pool
www.exploratorium.edu/genepool/genepool_home.html
An online exhibition exploring genetics and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives. Produced by the Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.

The DNA Files
www.dnafiles.org/
A series of 14 one-hour public radio documentaries and related information.

DNA from the Beginning
www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb
An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity.

DNA Interactive
www.dnai.org/index.htm
DNA and genome-related teaching guides and lesson builders, personalized Web pages, My DNA, student activities, more.

DNA Learning Center
www.dnalc.org/
DNA Learning Center's mission is to prepare students and families to thrive in the gene age, envisioning a day when all elementary students are exposed to principles of genetics and disease risk; when all high school students have the opportunity to do hands-on experiments with DNA; and when all families have access to genetic information they need to make informed health care choices. Includes an interactive DNA timeline.

Foundations of Classical Genetics
www.esp.org/foundations/genetics/classical/
Complete versions of classic genetics works written between 350 A.D. and 1932.

GeneEd
http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov/
Developed by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute, GeneEd explores topics such as cell biology, DNA, genes and chromosomes.

Genetic Counseling Program
www.hgen.pitt.edu/counseling/counseling/counsel_overview.htm
Clinical and educational information related to genetic counseling.

Genetic Testing Registry
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/
Information for health professionals about hundreds of genetic tests.

Genetic Testing: What It Means For Your Health and Your Family's Health
www.genome.gov/Pages/Health/PatientsPublicInfo/GeneticTestingWhatItMeansForYourHealth.pdf
From the Trans-NIH Genetics Working Group for the Public

Genetics and Disease Prevention Information
www.cdc.gov/genomics/default.htm
Resources on genetics, including journals, reports and fact sheets. Also inlcudes online mulitmedia presentations ranging from basic genetics to latest research.

Genetics and Molecular Medicine (American Medical Association)
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-science/genetics-molecular-medicine/news.shtml
Links to current articles and other resources

Genetics at About.Com
biology.about.com/od/genetics/Genetics.htm
Genetics Web resources featured at About.Com, a homework help site.

Genetics Education Center
www.kumc.edu/gec
A comprehensive listing of genetics education resources, including networking sites, documentary films, lectures, booklets, activities, and programs. Compiled by the Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.

Genetics Home Reference
ghr.nlm.nih.gov
Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.

Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach
iml.dartmouth.edu/education/cme/Genetics/
Virtual Genetics Clinic.

Genetics in Primary Care
genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu/resources/genetics/primary_care.htm
Training program curriculum materials.

Genetic Education Program
www.cincinnatichildrens.org
Links to genetics resources of particular interest to nurses.

Genetics Origins
www.geneticorigins.org/
Provides biochemical methods and computer tools to allow students to use their own DNA "fingerprints" as a starting point in the study of human evolution.

Genome Gateway
www.nature.com/omics/index.html
Comprehensive Web resource on genetic information. Hosted by Nature Publishing Company.

Genome News Network (The Center for the Advancement of Genomics)
www.genomenewsnetwork.org/index.php
Original articles and links

Human Genetics Programme
www.who.int/genomics/en/
From the World Health Organization, provides information and raises awareness within health sector, government and the public on the health challenges and opportunities within the new and rapidly developing science of human genetics.

Human Genome Resources
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/human/
Comprehensive one-stop genomic information center. Hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet)
http://www.cdc.gov/genomics/hugenet/default.htm
Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an international collaboration for sharing population-based human genome epidemiologic information.

Human Genome Project Education Resources
www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/education/education.shtml
An extensive collection of publications, teaching aids, and additional internet resources. Hosted by the Human Genome Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Hunt for Missing Heritability: Challenges and Opportunities for Novel Locus Discovery in Non-European Populations
webinar.sciencemag.org/webinar/archive/hunt-missing-heritability
A growing number of investigators are looking beyond European cohorts to study common and rare variants in populations around the world, including African, Asian, and other ancestries in the hunt for novel susceptibility genes.

infoGENETICS
www.infogenetics.org/
Clinical practice tools.

Information for Genetics Professionals
www.kumc.edu/gec/geneinfo.html
Educational, clinical, and research resources.

Learn.Genetics
gslc.genetics.utah.edu/
From the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Utah, a website created to help people understand how genetics affects their lives and society.

Medical Resources - March of Dimes
www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/medical-resources.aspx
A site on incorporating Incorporate preconception and genetics into your everyday practice, from the March of Dimes.

MendelWeb
www.mendelweb.org/
Mendel's papers in English and German and related materials.

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
www.nchpeg.org/
Core competencies in genetics and reviews of education programs.

National Library of Medicine: PubMed
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
Basic search engine for biomedical research, including research and commentary regarding clinical research ethics and regulations.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim
Information about human genes and disease.

Scitable
www.nature.com/scitable
A free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics.

Tokyo Medical University Genetics Study Group
www.tokyo-med.ac.jp/genet/index-e.htm
The Tokyo Medical University Genetics Study Group developed this animated site to help provide better visual understanding of how chromosome abnormalities occur.

Understanding Gene Testing
www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NIH/index.php
An informative, illustrated tutorial on genes and genetic testing. Hosted by the National Cancer Institute.

The Virtual Genetics Education Centre
www2.le.ac.uk/departments/genetics/vgec
Created by the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester (UK), the VGEC contains evaluated genetics teaching resources for educators and teachers in schools and higher education, health professionals and the general public. Its resources include: simple experiments suitable for all ages tutorial material videos on useful techniques current and relevant links to other evaluated resources.

What's a Genome?
http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/resources/whats_a_genome/Chp1_1_1.shtml
An informative overview of genomics presented by the Genome News Network. Topics include: What's a Genome?, What's Genome Sequencing? and What's a Genome Map?

Your Genes Your Health
www.ygyh.org
A multimedia guide to genetics disorders.

Your Genome
www.yourgenome.org
Produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Your Genome provides an introduction to the main concepts of DNA, genes & genomes, focusing on basic questions such as "What is a genome?" and "What are genes?" There is also an introduction to the Human Genome Project and much more.

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Last Updated: February 6, 2014