Website: Genetics Home Reference

Submitted by:Joann Bodurtha, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACMG, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

November 12, 2013

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Physicians and families can now turn to Genetics Home Reference, a new online resource from the National Institutes of Health, to explain and understand over 500 topics on genetic conditions and related genes. The site features an illustrated tutorial that explains the basics of genetics and includes a glossary of genetics terms. The lay-friendly site is particularly helpful to parents whose newborns have been detected with a genetic condition, and are looking for easy-to-read information on specific conditions.