This list of online resources for genomics education was compiled by science education experts at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Genomics Education Websites
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
Tools for gathering family history.
Current Topics in Genome Analysis
A lecture series covering contemporary areas in genomics and bioinformatics.
Diving into the Gene Pool 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
A series of 14 one-hour public radio documentaries and related information.
DNA from the Beginning
An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity.
DNA and genome-related teaching guides and lesson builders, personalized Web pages, My DNA, student activities, more.
DNA Learning Center
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
Complete versions of classic genetics works written between 350 A.D. and 1932.
Genetic Counseling Program
Clinical and educational information related to genetic counseling.
Genetic Testing Registry
Information for health professionals about hundreds of genetic tests.
Genetic Testing: What It Means For Your Health and Your Family's Health
From the Trans-NIH Genetics Working Group for the Public
Genetics and Disease Prevention Information
Resources on genetics, including journals, reports and fact sheets. Also includes online multimedia presentations ranging from basic genetics to latest research.
Genetics and Molecular Medicine (American Medical Association)
Links to current articles and other resources
Genetics at About.Com
Genetics Web resources featured at About.Com, a homework help site.
Genetics Education Center
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
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 Primary Care
Training program curriculum materials.
Genetic Education Program
Links to genetics resources of particular interest to nurses.
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.
Comprehensive Web resource on genetic information. Hosted by Nature Publishing Company.
Human Genetics Programme
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
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)
Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an international collaboration for sharing population-based human genome epidemiological information.
Human Genome Project Education Resources
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
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.
Clinical practice tools.
Information for Genetics Professionals
Educational, clinical, and research resources.
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
A site on incorporating Incorporate preconception and genetics into your everyday practice, from the March of Dimes.
Mendel's papers in English and German and related materials.
National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
Core competencies in genetics and reviews of education programs.
National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Basic search engine for biomedical research, including research and commentary regarding clinical research ethics and regulations.
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
A continuously updated catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and traits, with particular focus on the molecular relationship between genetic variation and phenotypic expression. Hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Stanford at The Tech
Confused by the world of genetics? The Tech Museum of Innovation can help. Visit the website and learn about the genetic revolution sweeping across all of our lives. You can submit questions to a geneticist, explore on-line exhibits, visit the video gallery, and let the experts help put the latest genetics news into context with their entertaining, easy-to-understand articles.
Tokyo Medical University Genetics Study Group
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
An informative, illustrated tutorial on genes and genetic testing. Hosted by the National Cancer Institute.
The Virtual Genetics Education Centre
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?
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
A multimedia guide to genetics disorders.
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.
Last updated: November 17, 2020