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

Genetic counselling for mitochondrial disease

This factsheet talks about what genetic counselling may involve. It was developed for people affected by mitochondrial disease, but is still relevant for people seeing a genetic counsellor about a different genetic condition.
Source: Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (Australia)
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FAQs about rare diseases

This webpage answers FAQs about rare diseases.
Source: National Human Genome Research Institute (USA)
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Talking about BRCA in your family tree

This booklet provides very detailed information relating to telling your children about having the BRCA mutation. The booklet also has some facts about the BRCA mutation and what it means. While this booklet was made for people with a BRCA mutation, it may also be helpful for people wanting to tell their family about a different genetic condition.
Source: Facing Our Risk (USA)
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Genetic testing for mitochondrial disease

This factsheet is specific to Mitochondrial Disease. The factsheet explains why mitochondrial disease occurs and provides information about getting genetic testing.
Source: Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (Australia)
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Benefits of a genetic diagnosis of mitochondrial disease

This factsheet explains what the benefits of receiving a genetic diagnosis may be for people with mitochondrial disease.
Source: Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
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