For Patients and Families

Genetic diseases impact not only patients but their whole families. These resources will help you understand genetic diseases and the importance of knowing your family health history.

Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics | NHGRI
Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics

The partnership engages communities on genomics, informs and shares perspectives, and impacts the focus of research.

​Family Health History | NHGRI
Family Health History

​Find out how learning your family's health history can help you discover your genomic heritage and risks, and guide healthy lifestyle choices. ​

Health FAQs | NHGRI
Health FAQs

FAQs about genetic disorders, the impact of genomics on your health, and the emerging science of pharmacogenomics.

​Genetic Disorders | NHGRI
Genetic Disorders

A list of genetic, orphan and rare diseases under investigation by researchers at or associated with the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center | NHGRI
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center helps people find useful information about genetic and rare diseases.