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Genetic Counseling Resources: Genetics

Resources for students in the Genetic Counseling Program

Scientific Resources

  • NCBI is a compendium of knowledge about genes and proteins, and a repository of sequence data and analytical and structural tools in molecular biology. 

    • NCBI Bookshelf - Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. Search, read, and discover.

    • MedGenOrganizes information related to human medical genetics, such as attributes of conditions with a genetic contribution.

    • OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man  An authoritative catalog of human genes and genetic disorders for medical professionals. Authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick of Johns Hopkins University and his colleagues.

    • PubMed Clinical Queries – Medical Genetics  Search PubMed quickly for genetic disorders related articles. Limit your genetic disorder topic to articles in the categories of Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Description, Management, Genetic Counseling, Molecular Genetics, or Genetic Testing. This query was created by GeneReviews: Genetic Disease Online Reviews at GeneTests, University of Washington, Seattle.

  • GeneCards Gene information retrieved from multiple databases of importance to the study of genes and genetic disorders. The retrieval tool for GeneCards was created by the Weizmann Institute of Science, the online data sources are from a variety of well respected government, corporate, and educational organizations.

Clinical Resources

  • Genetic Counseling Cultural and Linguistic Competence Toolkit This website is designed as a flexible, online resource portal to assist professionals in developing culturally competent genetic counseling expertise.

  • GeneTests  Find current, authoritative information on genetic testing and its use in diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling. Provided by the National Institutes of Health to promote appropriate use of genetic testing.

  • Gene Reviews GeneReviews are expert-authored, peer-reviewed disease descriptions ("chapters") presented in a standardized format and focused on clinically relevant and medically actionable information on the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients and families with specific inherited conditions.

  • Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR®) provides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by providers. The scope includes the test's purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test's usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease.

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