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BIOL 107: Concepts of Biology (Glendening): Genetics Information Sources

Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference

"Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health."  Sections include: Health Conditions, Genes, Chromosomes and mtDNA.

Medline Plus

Medline Plus

The purpose of Medline Plus is to inform and educate the public about health-related issues. Medline Plus contains information on diseases, conditions, wellness issues, the latest treatments, terminology, the latest medical research, clinical trials on a disease or condition, directories, a medical encyclopedia, health information in Spanish, and extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs.  Links to additional resources are provided. You may find some of the images, videos and tutorials useful for your presentations.

OMIM

OMIM

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) is a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily.  OMIM may be the most technical resource on this list, but it's still accessible to the general public, and updated the most frequently when compared with the other search tools listed here.

GeneReviews

GeneReviews

GeneReviews is part of the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR).  The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance public health and advance research into the genetic basis of health and disease.  It includes information about genetic conditions and tests. Although GeneReviews is geared for public consumption, you may find it slightly more technical than the Genetic Home Reference. It is also updated more frequently than the Genetic Home Reference. Search by disease or gene symbol and select the GeneReviews link to access information.