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The Your Genome & You infographic introduces the basics of genetics and genomics and how the science impacts our lives. The infographic was designed by the National Human Genome Research Institute's former Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics (now Community Engagement in Genomics Working Group) which brings together community liaisons, health advocates and health practitioners representing diverse populations to engage communities around genomic science, to inform and share perspectives about genomic research, and to impact the focus of research.

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  • Your Genome & You: A new infographic developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics. Take a look: www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You
     
  • Your Genome & You infographic now available from the National Human Genome Research Institute's Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics: www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You
     
  • Genome is just a fancy word for all your DNA. Learn more about Your Genome & You: www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You
     
  • Knowing about your genome helps you understand your health and supports your health decisions. Learn more about Your Genome & You: www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You
     
  • Your genome = 1/2 from your mom + 1/2 from your dad = You. Learn more www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You, #YourGenomeandYou
     
  • You can play an active role in keeping your genome healthy. Learn more about Your Genome & You:www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You
     
  • Hashtag: #YourGenomeandYou
     
  • Website link: www.genome.gov/YourGenome&You
     
  • Credit: Developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute's Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics

Resources

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Resources
  • NHGRI Fact Sheets (In English and Spanish)
    NHGRI has produced a series of fact sheets to provide an overview of the Institute, explore the social implications of genetic research, and explain genetic concepts and research techniques.
     
  • NHGRI Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (In English and Spanish)
    The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms is an easy way to find out what an unfamiliar genetic term means.
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Resources
Other Resources
  • Genetic Alliance: Beyond The DNA - Your Informative Guide to Epigenetics and Health
    Infographic on how epigenetics works and what it means for you in a fun and interactive way
     
  • Genes in Life
    Genes in Life is a place to learn about all the ways genetics is a part of your life. On this site you will learn how genetics affects you and your family, why you should talk to your healthcare providers about genetics, how to get involved in genetics research, etc.
     
  • Your DNA, the Environment and Ecogenetics

     
    This video, from the Center for Ecogenetics, Environment and Health and the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington, introduces the concept of epigenetics by demonstrating the outcome of an environmentally induced epigenetic change through animation.
  • Resources
    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Resources
    • NHGRI Fact Sheets (In English and Spanish)
      NHGRI has produced a series of fact sheets to provide an overview of the Institute, explore the social implications of genetic research, and explain genetic concepts and research techniques.
       
    • NHGRI Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (In English and Spanish)
      The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms is an easy way to find out what an unfamiliar genetic term means.
    Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Resources
    Other Resources
    • Genetic Alliance: Beyond The DNA - Your Informative Guide to Epigenetics and Health
      Infographic on how epigenetics works and what it means for you in a fun and interactive way
       
    • Genes in Life
      Genes in Life is a place to learn about all the ways genetics is a part of your life. On this site you will learn how genetics affects you and your family, why you should talk to your healthcare providers about genetics, how to get involved in genetics research, etc.
       
    • Your DNA, the Environment and Ecogenetics

       
      This video, from the Center for Ecogenetics, Environment and Health and the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington, introduces the concept of epigenetics by demonstrating the outcome of an environmentally induced epigenetic change through animation.

Last updated: August 20, 2019