Here are some of our favorite genetics resources for learning more about genetics and genetic conditions. Please note: we do not control or endorse the information presented on these websites. They are listed for informational purposes only.
Basic Genetics & Inheritance
Summary of genetic disease concepts and inheritance patterns from the Genetic Home Reference (U.S. National Library of Medicine.)
Genetic Carrier Screening
The Genetics of Common Diseases
Genetics of Mental Illness (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder)
Genetics of Behavioral Disorders (e.g. ADD/ADHD, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome.)
Genetics of Multifactoral Health Conditions (e.g. heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes)
Genetics of Cancer
Genetic Testing for Cancer from the National Cancer Institute
Genetics of Neurological Conditions
Rare Genetic Diseases Support
List of links to support groups for genetic and rare conditions.
The Genetic Alliance – the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to engaging individuals, families, and communities in transforming health by maintaining a network of >1200 disease-specific advocacy organizations.
Federal Law: The Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”) protects people from discrimination by health insurers and employers on the basis of DNA information. Learn more about this federal law here.