||Genes and Disease
||Genetics Home Reference
||Consumers and Health Professionals
||Covers a variety of health questions and
health topics (e.g., snoring, latex allergy, talking with your doctor, disease
information, medications, teen mental health) and genetic conditions
||Genes and the diseases they cause
||Genetic conditions and the genes or
||Support, education and advocacy for genetic conditions
|Information within a topic is organized by
categories such as overview, diagnosis/symptoms, treatment, prevention/screening,
coping, rehabilitation/recovery, nutrition, management, research, etc.
||Organizes genetic diseases by parts of the
body (e.g., nervous system) and major disease categories (e.g., cancer)
||Summaries of conditions, genes and
chromosomes. Handbook with basic information of how genes work and how mutations
||Links to outside
organizations that provide support for patients affected by a wide range of
genetic conditions. Various search options available (e.g., specific disorder or service).
||Includes resources developed for
the public by organizations such as NIH and other federal government agencies;
professional associations, academies, societies; and major medical
||Collection of brief articles on approximately
80 genetic disorders, with links to associated NIH and other resources. Provides
an introduction to the relationship between genetic factors and human disease.
||Consumer health encyclopedia
||Advocacy for individuals with genetic
||Search results for a topic include links to
summary information prepared by the National Library of Medicine, as well as links
to information available at a variety of external resources. The summary
information organizes the links to external resources by the categories noted
under website organization.
article/fact sheet discusses each condition's underlying genetic mutation(s) and clinical
features, and provides links to key websites.
||Provides links to outside resources, by condition (clinical descriptions, genetic information, research, support groups, etc.), organization, and services.
|Interactive tutorials, videos, clinical
||When available includes diagrams,
photos, and a chromosome map showing gene location.
||Handbook for consumers, "Help Me Understand
Table of illustrations
|Tools for advocacy and outreach; policy
Located by searching for organization or service
||Relevant organizations are listed
||Relevant support groups included in each
article, if available
||Organizations that provide patient support
and advocacy available from homepage, under "Resources"