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

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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Whole exome sequencing

This brochure explains a specific type of genetic test called whole exome sequencing. It mainly focuses on what the possible test results are and risks associated with this test.
Source: SickKids (Canada)
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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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My genome sequence

This video explains what your genome is and some information about genome sequencing. The video is easy to understand and could be shown to children.
Source: Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charity (UK)
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Whole genome sequencing and you

This video gives an introduction to the genome and some information relating to genomic medicine. The focus is on healthy individuals rather than those with rare diseases or cancers. The video is quite long.
Source: Icahn School of Medicine (USA)
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