FAQ: Genetics Resources
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes offer many genetic information resources:
- GeneEd provides links to teacher and student resources.
- Genes and Disease describes the genetic basis for diseases and conditions.
- Gene Tests includes link to GeneReviews for expert-authored peer-reviewed disease descriptions and directories for International genetic testing laboratories and genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) can be used to find information about conditions and phenotypes by searching for disease names, traits, drugs, proteins, and analytes (the sample analyzed).
- Genetics Home Reference™ is a guide to understanding effects of genetic variations on human health and links to more resources.
- Genome.govfrom the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) links to a variety of health, education, research, news, and grants resources.
- Health Information for Genetic Disorders page links to multiple Institute pages.
- MedlinePlus health topic pages link to general and disease-specific sources of information, such as:
- Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) links to many genetic and rare disease information resources including the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center with specialists who answer questions and suggest sources for more information.
- OMIM®, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man®, is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes.