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BIOL 103: Issues & Techniques in Genetic Engineering: Home - Genetics

What You Can Expect

Using the resources listed here, you'll find information on the following:

  • inheritance mode
  • symptoms
  • location of genes affected
  • normal gene functions
  • genetic mutations causing disorders
  • genetic tests
  • treatments
  • much, much more!

Understanding Medical Terminology

Understanding Medical Words

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (provides definitions & illustrations)

Genetics Home Reference - Help Me Understand Genetics ("An introduction to fundamental topics related to human genetics, including illustrations and basic explanations of genetics concepts.")


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Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference

"Genetics Home Reference is a consumer health website from the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The website provides information for the general public about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

All the information on Genetics Home Reference, unless otherwise noted, is written by staff of the National Library of Medicine who have advanced training in genetics and public health, and is reviewed by experts in research and patient care. Genetics Home Reference is published weekly and its content is updated regularly."

Medline Plus

Medline Plus

"MedlinePlus... ... brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

"You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition."

"There are directories, a medical encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, and links to thousands of clinical trials."





"Welcome to OMIM®, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man®. OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 15,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources."



GeneReviews is part of the Genetic Testing Registry.  "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."

Search by disease or gene symbol and select the GeneReviews link to access information.

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