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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The participant journey – Australian Genomics Animation

Australian Genomics has released an animation of the genomic testing journey, taking the viewer through the different people and processes involved. This video was created as part of Australian Genomics' First 5 Years celebrations
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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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Genomic testing – Australian Genomics Infographic

This infographic provides a visual and simple explanation of genomic testing. This infographic was developed by Australian Genomics for Australians.
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Genetic and genomic testing

This factsheet discusses different types of genetic and genomic testing and why you might consider one of these tests.
Source: Centre for Genetics Education NSW Health (Australia)
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How could genomics help me?

This webpage explains some of the ways that genomic testing can be beneficial to patients, using examples.
Source: Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (Australia)
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A guide to genetic tests that are used to examine many genes at the same time

This booklet begins by explaining basic information about genetics and then moves on to explain all the different possible types of genetic tests available and their possible results.
Source: The European Society of Human Genetics (Europe)
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Medical testing: health information for you and your family

This booklet begins by explaining background information on genetics. The second part of the booklet explains what genetic testing is and everything you might need to consider if you're thinking of getting testing. The information is detailed and Australian-specific.
Source: National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
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