Other sources of information about genomics

Here, you will find resources that help explain genetics, genomics and genomic testing. Some of this material was developed by Australian Genomics, specifically for Australians. Other resources have an international focus and highlight genomic trends in other countries. 

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Resources

Queensland Genomics Patient Toolkit

Queensland Genomics have produced a Genomics Information Toolkit for patients and families affected by rare disease. Information provided includes: what genomics is, how it might help you or your family, where Queenslanders can get testing and the different kinds of genetic tests that are available.
Source: Queensland Genomics (Australia)
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The Undiagnosed Patient Pathway

This online resource demonstrates the different obstacles or challenges a rare disease patient may face at all stages on their journey to a diagnosis. Some of these challenges can include misdiagnosis, repeat referrals and specialist visits, and management of individual symptoms rather than grouping them to discover a diagnosis. Source: Genetic and Rare Disease Network (Australia)
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What is Genome Sequencing? – Booklet

This booklet explains what genome sequencing is in the context of cancer, and why it may be useful for parents and families. This booklet was developed with the guidance of Australian Genomics Health Alliance.
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My genomic test

This booklet is a guide for people having genomic testing. It explains the medical professionals who may be involved, the process of genomic testing, patient experiences, issues to consider and support information.
Source: Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (Australia)
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Life insurance products and genetic testing in Australia

This factsheet talks about the impact of genetic testing on life insurance products in Australia. This factsheet explains complex situations and should be discussed with your health professional.
Source: Centre for Genetics Education NSW Health (Australia)
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Genetic services in Victoria

This webpage talks about genetic services available to people in Victoria, Australia; please refer to local services if you are not based in Victoria.
Source: Better Health Channel (Australia)
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Talking to your family about a genetic diagnosis or test result

This brochure provides brief information and advice about how you might go about telling your family about a genetic test or diagnosis.
Source: Centre for Genetics Education NSW Health (Australia)
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How to share genetic test results with family

This blog post discusses why it is important to share genetic testing results with family members and how to share these results.
Source: Cancer.net (USA)
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Genetic consultation

This chapter explains the process of having a genetic consultation, including what this is, why someone would have one and what happens during the consultation.
Source: Genetics Home Reference (USA)
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