On this page you will find various sites to assist you in looking up information on genes, chromosomes, genetic and chromosomal conditions, genetic tests, and tutorials on genetics. Click on a link below or scroll down to find out more about each site.
Genetics Home Reference has the basics of genetics and ways to search for health conditions, genes, and chromosome problems. It is produced by the National Library of Medicine.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is a part of the National Institute of Health (NIH). It contains research and information on obtaining research funding for genome research. It also contains:
The Genetic Testing Registry contains information on genetic tests, including methodology, purpose, usefulness, and validity. You can search for a specific test or find tests for specific health conditions or drug reactions.
To find out definitions such as what a gene is, what a chromosome is, and more, you can check out these glossaries and tutorials.
By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you can be better prepared to talk with your health care provider and take a more active role in your health care. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides this listing of consumer health web sites for informational use only, and does not establish a professional relationship between the users and any health care provider. These materials are not intended as a substitute for the care of a qualified health care provider.
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