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Searches

  • Medline Free Full Text Journals Search - "Gene Therapy"
    5 star rating Free, full-text, English language, clinically-focused journal articles indexed in Medline with "Gene Therapy" as a subject focus.
  • Medline Free Full Text Journals Search - "Genetic Processes"
    5 star rating Free, full-text, clinically-focused journal articles indexed in Medline with "Genetic Processes" as a subject focus.
  • Medline Free Full Text Journals Search - "Genetics"
    5 star rating Free, full-text, English language, clinically-focused journal articles indexed in Medline with "Genetics" as a subject focus.
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
    5 star rating OMIM is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, developed from Victor McKusick's textbook, that includes detailed clinical synopses and descriptions of basic science discoveries and research. OMIM offers hyperlinks to Medline records, sequence records, the cytogenetic map location of genes, and related databases. The resource is continuously updated, well-referenced, and searchable by keywords, gene symbol, disease, or chromosomal location. John Hopkins University and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH.
  • Pubmed Medline Medical Genetics Searches
    5 star rating A search box for medical genetics articles with search limits for differential diagnosis, clinical decription, therapy, genetic Counseling, molecular genetics, and genetic testing.
  • The OMIM Morbid Map
    5 star rating The "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man Morbid Map" presents the cytogenetic map location of genes found to contribute to disease. The resource is searchable by keywords, disease names, gene symbol, and chromosomal location. Johns Hopkins University and the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. .
  • GeneLynx
    4 star rating Users submit disease or other keywords to this research-oriented database. A directory of associated genes is provided with hyperlinks to numerous Internet gene databases, gene location information, and clinical briefs.
  • Genetic Education Materials Database
    2 star rating A searchable listing of citations and source information for public health genetics policy documents and clinical genetics educational materials. "GEM" is a project of the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center (NNSGRC).
  • UCSD Biochemical Genetics Test List
    1 star rating A search interface for an annotated list of biochemical assays that help to detect the presence of inherited diseases. Includes tests listed by type, disease, and laboratory. Biochemical Genetics Department, University of California at San Diego.

News

  • Genetics News from Doctor's Guide
    5 star rating Medical and pharmaceutical industry news, product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires.
  • Science Daily News - Genetic Disorders
    5 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Medical News Today - Genetics
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Medical News Today - Stem Cell Research
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Genetics News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Human Genome News
    3 star rating A full text newsletter that facilitates communication, helps prevent duplication of research effort, and informs persons interested in genome research, 1989-present. Searchable. Human Genome program, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization News
    1 star rating Up-to-date news on stem cells, cloning, and regenerative medicine.
  • Genetics Daily Science News Updates from BrightSurf
    1 star rating A directory of news stories and press releases about scientific events and discoveries. Includes annotated links for additional background material. Updated daily.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Genetics" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • "Human Genome" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology (France)
    5 star rating A database of concise reviews concerning genetic-related cancers: incidence, clinical course, pathophysiologic characteristics, neoplastic risk, prognosis, gene location, cytogenetics, and inheritance. The resource is well-developed and maintained. It offers weblinks to related reference articles and resources. Infobiogen and University Hospital of Poitiers, France.
  • Clinical Genetics: A Self Study for Health Care Providers
    5 star rating A self-study course on the principles of genetics designed to aid health care providers in identifying individuals and families who might benefit from genetic services, assist them in accessing services, and answer questions they might have following a genetic consultation. Four lessons, with images and interactive quizzes, provide the clinician with the necessary background in genetics to assess patients. Appendices include a glossary, abbreviations, bibliography and guidelines for referral. Johnson, V., Christianson, C. 1998. Presented online by the Virtual Hospital of the University of Iowa.
  • GeneLetter
    5 star rating An online magazine of genetic medicine, society, and culture with full-text articles and news. Covers ethics, public policy, research, social aspects, and international developments. 1996-present. Published online by GeneSage, Inc. an Internet- based genetics information service.
  • Genes and Disease at NCBI
    5 star rating Text notes on human diseases and their genetic characteristics. Presents the Human Genome Project's effort to identify gene locations for specific diseases. National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, NIH.
  • Genetics of Development at Rediscovering Biology
    5 star rating A companion to a public television video series, providing in-depth content, videos, animations, and interactive experiences to help viewers deepen and extend their understanding of new developments in the field of biology. Annenberg Foundation.
  • Genomics at Rediscovering Biology
    5 star rating A companion to a public television video series, providing in-depth content, videos, animations, and interactive experiences to help viewers deepen and extend their understanding of new developments in the field of biology. Annenberg Foundation.
  • PDQ Cancer Genetics at Cancer.gov
    5 star rating Presents an overview of cancer genetics, elements of cancer genetics risk assessment and counseling, and summaries with references about the genetic basis of breast, ovarian, colorectal, and thyroid cancer. National Cancer Institute, NIH.
  • The Human Genome Browsers
    5 star rating A tour of the human species' genome that permits users to zoom in and zoom out for views of gene-coding regions, structural features, genes, chromosomes, and views at the level of DNA. The browser allows to search 21 tracks of information, each aligned with the underlying DNA sequence. James Kent at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
  • Birth Disorder Information Directory
    4 star rating A directory of websites and documents related to congenital disorders directed to medical professionals and patients. Links are provided to academic databases, including the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, as well as commercial and personal sites. Includes a short dictionary of medical terms and FAQs.
  • Frontiers in Clinical Genetics CME at Washington
    4 star rating An online genetics lecture series of the George Washington University Medical Center: lectures, slide shows with audio, news, etc
  • GENATLAS Human Disease Maps
    4 star rating A clickable schematic of human chromosomes that presents locations for genetically influenced clinical disorders. Editor: Jean Frezal.
  • GeneCards Gene Database
    4 star rating A searchable and browsable database of gene information. Lists related diseases, chromosomal location, sequences, news items, and research articles. Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • Genetics
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.
  • Journal of Medical Genetics
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.
  • Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental Retardation Syndromes
    4 star rating Monographs with disease summaries on approximately 700 syndromes in which multiple congenital anomalies are associated with mental retardation. Includes synonyms, historical references, hyperlinks to descriptions in the "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man", and Medline links. Authored by Stanley Jablonski and supported by the National Library of Medicine. Last updated November 2001. Searchable.
  • Newborn Screening Practitioner's Manual
    4 star rating A guideline to newborn screen tests, specimen collection, testing methods, and result interpretation. 3rd edition, April 2002. In PDF format. Mountain States Genetics Network.
  • Stem Cells
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Genetics
    3 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Frontiers in Clinical Genetics
    3 star rating An online genetics lecture series of the George Washington University Medical Center.
  • Genetic Drift Online
    3 star rating Full-text articles that cover clinical aspects of human genetics including prenatal & newborn screening, diagnostic techniques, consumer issues, genetic cancer syndromes, and the management of common genetic disorders. Mountain States Genetics Network.
  • Homo Sapiens Genome Map Viewer
    3 star rating A hyperlinked graphical view of the Human Genome that links chromosomes and genes to sequence data and cytogenetic, genetic, and physical maps and support information. Presented by the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Tumor Gene Database
    3 star rating Contains over 2600 facts on over 300 cancer-causing genes and their mutations, such as proto-oncogenes and tumor supressor genes. Includes specialized databases related to breast and oral cancer. Searchable. Molecular Biology Computation Resource, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • GeneMap'99-A New Gene Map of the Human Genome
    2 star rating Presents the nucleotide and protein sequence of chromosomes to enhance the study of inherited human disease. Allows keyword searching by position and browsing by chromosome. National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM, NIH.

Journals

Textbooks

  • Genes and Disease from NCBI
    5 star rating A collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. With each genetic disorder, the underlying mutation(s) is discussed, along with clinical features and links to key websites. Authored and published at the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • Genetics Home Reference at the NLM
    5 star rating The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions. Includes genetic condition summaries, links to related gene information, its chromosomal location, and an explanation of its normal function and how mutations in the gene cause particular genetic conditions. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ghr/conditionsByName/show/All;jsessionid=F8C47DAD2D00CC9EBDB8BFD225BEF2EE
  • Genomes
    5 star rating Combines the essential elements of the traditional molecular biology syllabus with the new material relating to genomes. Brown, T. A. Oxford, UK: BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd; 2002.
  • Human Molecular Genetics
    5 star rating Introductory level material on DNA, chromosomes and pedigree patterns. Covers cloning, the human genome, human genes, human genetic diseases, and manipulating genes.
  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: General Principles of Medical Genetics
    5 star rating A chapter from the world's most popular textbook of medicine which covers the principles of medical genetics, genetic screening, prenatal diagnosis, genetic therapy and counseling, chromosomal disorders, immunogenetics, and the management of genetic disorders. Merck & Co., Inc.
  • ENotes Genetic Disorders
    4 star rating An invaluable source for information regarding diseases and conditions of a genetic origin, this collection of nearly 400 entries provides in-depth coverage of disorders ranging from exceedingly rare to very well-known.
  • Genetics and Cancer Care
    4 star rating Information about nursing interventions related to genetics aspects of cancer.
  • Cancer and Genetics: Answering Your Patients' Questions
    3 star rating REG A manual for clinicians and their patients. Covers genetics of cancer, genetic testing and counseling, list of genetic counselors, glossary of terms. Written by R.L. Gould, 1997. Free registration. American Cancer Society and PRR, Inc.
  • Genetics Basic Course at University of Arizona
    2 star rating Lecture notes from a basic course that explain the principles of genetics. University of Arizona, Tucson.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • GeneTests-GeneClinics
    5 star rating REG A searchable data base of current reviews on 120 plus inherited disorders which includes descriptions of diagnosis, genetic characteristics, clinical features, and genetic counseling. Provides basic information on the use of genetic services and links to genomic databases, PubMed, OMIM, patient resources, and guidelines. Includes international directories of genetic testing laboratories and prenatal diagnosis clinics. University of Washington, Seattle and National Institutes of Health. Free registration.
  • The National Human Genome Research Institute
    5 star rating A comprehensive and authoritative government site focused on genomic research, including the international Human Genome Project. Includes reports of research, policy and public affairs, news, workshops and conferences, ethical, legal and social issues, and a glossary of genetic terms. NHGRI leads the National Institutes of Health\s (NIH) contribution to the Human Genome Project. National Institutes of Health.
  • American College of Medical Genetics
    4 star rating ACMG provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession and promotes the development and implementation of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. The ACMG website presents information about the College and its activities, policy statements, standards and guidelines, meetings, courses, anannouncements, and a searchable membership directory.
  • Genetics and Molecular Medicine from the AMA
    4 star rating News items, peer reviewed journal articles, coverage of current issues, genetics education, conferences, courses, clinical case studies, and discussions. American Medical Association.
  • Human Genome Project Information
    4 star rating Information on the international effort to identify the 30,000 genes in human DNA: news, reports of research, topical fact sheets, and meetings coverage. This website is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. .
  • American Society of Gene Therapy
    3 star rating Includes membership information, news and media information, position statements and guidelines, reports from meetings, announcements, links to web sites of interest.
  • American Society of Human Genetics
    3 star rating Includes membership information, news and press highlights, publications, policy statements and reports, legislative acitivity, annual meeting information and meeting abstracts, membership directory, educational information, careers in genetics and training program guide.
  • Genetics Society of America
    3 star rating Includes information about the Society, membership information, news and press releases, reports, position statements, membership directory, specialty meetings, a list of current positions open, and links to related web resources.
  • National Center for Genome Resources
    3 star rating Includes reports of research, news, projects and fundings, meetings and events, links to related sites and resources. Searchable.
  • International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES)
    2 star rating Includes information about the Society, news, meetings, announcements, employment opportunities, links to other societies, academic sites and web resources.
  • International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases
    2 star rating Presents information about the Society, its programs and activities, meetings, and helpful links. Hosted by the Cleveland Clinic.

Procedures

  • GeneTests
    3 star rating Includes genetic testing resources, such as medical genetics laboratory directory, genetics clinic directory, an introduction to genetic counseling and testing concepts, and a Powerpoint slideshow presentation for genetics professionals. A one-time free registration is required. Children's Health Care System, Seattle.
  • Science Daily News - Gene Therapy
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Science Daily News - Genetic Testing
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.

Images, Path./Clinical

  • Cytogenetics Gallery
    5 star rating Cytogenetics is the study of chromosomes and chromosome abnormalities. The Gallery give users the opportunity to see what chromosomes look like under the microscope and how abnormalities of chromosomes are identified. Prepared by the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Human Genome Landmarks
    5 star rating A "zoom in" / "zoom out" schematic representation of traits and disorders mapped by chromosome. This clickable image displays all 24 human chromosomes and the different genes that have been mapped to them.
  • Biotechnology Graphics Gallery at Access Excellence
    4 star rating A series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated. Access Excellence is a program that provides Internet-based scientific information to high school biology and life science teachers.
  • DNA Replication Animations & Tutorial Links
    4 star rating Moving schematics from medical schools and other sources.
  • Genetic Illustrations from NHGRI
    4 star rating Illustrations of genetic structures including chromosomes, phases of reproduction, etc. The National Human Genome Research Institute.
  • Genetic Images at Tokyo Medical University
    4 star rating Genetic images and animations.
  • Medical Genetics Diseases Photographs
    4 star rating Embryo and anatomy photographs that demonstrate various diseases described in the textbook "Medical Genetics" by L.B. Jorde et al., 2nd edition 2000. Mosby and University of Utah.
  • Sequencing the Human Genome
    4 star rating In the final lecture of the 2001 Friday Evening Lecture Series for the Marine Biological Laboratory, J. Craig Venter, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Celera Genomics Corporation, talks about the steps that led to sequencing the human genome, the strategies that he and his team developed for accelerating the process, and its implications for the future. Presented on August 17, 2001.

CME

  • CMEList Online CME Sites - Genetics
    5 star rating A searchable, well-annotated, and constantly-updated directory of web links to online CME opportunities. The directory entries include credit hours, sponsors, cost, lecture format, target audience, and accrediting organization. Bernard Sklar, MD, MS.
  • Genetics and Molecular Medicine CME Articles at Medscape
    5 star rating Free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals. The accredited CME modules includes original articles and transcripts from meetings.
  • Congress Resource Centre-Genetics
    3 star rating Presents a large collection of upcoming conferences, courses and meetings. Includes and extensive city guide. Searchable by specialty, date, location, and keywords. Doctor's Guide .

Patient Education

  • March of Dimes Fact Sheets
    4 star rating A collection of fact sheets on pregnancy and pregnancy loss, prenatal screening, infectious diseases during pregnancy, birth defects and genetics, news, infant health statistics, etc. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation .
  • NOAH Genetic Disorders
    4 star rating A collection of links to web resources related to genetics, genetic diseases, genetic testing, and genetic counseling. "New York Online Access to Health" is supported by the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
  • Understanding Gene Testing
    4 star rating Presents basic information about genes, gene testing and genetic counseling. Access Excellence Resource Center, U.S. DHHS Public Health Service.
  • Genetic Alliance
    3 star rating An international coalition representing consumer and health professional organizations supporting individuals with genetic conditions presents news, disease information, programs, social, ethical & policy issues, publications, glossary of genetic terms, support groups, and other resources. Searchable.
  • Genetics Home Reference
    3 star rating The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. Includes condition summaries, gene summaries, chromosomal locations, chromosome summaries, Explains gene normal function and how mutations in the gene cause particular genetic conditions.

Directories

  • Cancer GeneticsWeb
    4 star rating A directory of genes, gene mutations, and genetic disorders that researchers have associated with cancer. The resource provides weblinks to clinical notes, gene databases, research abstracts, chromosome locations with abnormalities, cytogenetic abnormalities, and abnormal protein expressions. Searchable. The resource is part of the "Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer" maintained by Simon Cotterill.
  • Genetic and Rare Conditions at University of Kansas
    3 star rating A database of information on specific genetic disorders that includes contact information for patient support organizations and professional societies and weblinks to databases and educational materials. Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • Human Genome: A Guide to Online Information Resources at NCBI
    1 star rating A guide to web resources that includes access to projects and databases regarding assembling the human genome, labeling the biologically important areas of the genome, and exploring genetic aspects of inherited diseases. National Center for Biotechnology Information .

Educational Materials

  • Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
    5 star rating A succinct review of the topic.
  • The Genetics of Cancer
    5 star rating In-depth consumer level information on genetic diseases that cover the genetics of cancer, indications for genetic counseling, prevention, and the genetic basis of disease. Offers highly graphic case studies and modules. InTouchLive.com.
  • Abstracts of Annual Meetings of the ASHG
    4 star rating Program and abstracts of scientific papers presented at Annual Meetings of the American Society of Human Genetics, 1998-2001. Searchable.
  • Cloning and Stem Cells at the New Scientist
    4 star rating News articles on cloning technology with explanations of molecular science, social, and ethical issues. Reed Business Information Ltd.
  • DNA Animations, Movies & Interactive Tutorial Links
    4 star rating A directory of animations on DNA replication, sequencing, mutation, mitosis/meiosis, etc. Collected by Rose Mary Chute, PHd of North Harris College.
  • Genomics at PhRMA
    4 star rating A directory of online resources on cloning pharmacogenomics, ethical and legal issues, testing, therapy, stem cells, and bioinformatics. Presented by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
  • Stem Cell Research and Therapeutic Cloning
    4 star rating A treatise, from the United Kingdom's independent scientific group The Royal Society, which covers how stem cells or therapeutic cloning might be used to develop treatments for diseases.
  • Genetic Disorders Index from GIPS
    3 star rating A critical comparative study of internet information concerning genetic disorders and birth defects. Genetic Information and Patient Services, Inc.
  • Genetic Science Learning Center
    3 star rating A web project, sponsored by the University of Utah, which introduces basic genetics and genetic disorders and presents related news.
  • Mitelman Database of Chromosome Aberrations
    3 star rating Allows users to query individual patient cases in regard to aberration, breakpoint, morphology, and topography. NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
  • NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
    3 star rating A description of NCI's project to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient: information on specific genes and collections of genes, a database of chromosome aberrations and gene expressions, pathways and diagrams of biological pathways and protein complexes, with links to genetic resources for each known protein/enzyme.
  • Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy at Hadassah
    1 star rating Selected projects and research activities of the Institute are provided. Includes information about the Institute and other scientific activities and events. Hadassah med.org.
  • How Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Are Made
    1 star rating An online animation from the Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

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