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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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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Genomic testing – Australian Genomics Factsheet

This factsheet explains what genomic testing is and what results you might get from having a genomic test. This factsheet was developed by Australian Genomics for Australians.
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Genes and genetics – Australian Genomics Factsheet

This factsheet explains genes and genetics from the very basics and is a good place to start if you do not know much about genetics. This factsheet was developed by Australian Genomics for Australians.
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Inheriting genetic conditions

This chapter explains what it means to have an inherited condition in your family and the different ways in which conditions can be inherited. The chapter can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file. The information in this chapter is detailed and quite complex.
Source: Genomics Home Reference (USA)
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Cells and DNA

This chapter provides very detailed background information on genetics.
Source: Genetics Home Reference (USA)
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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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An introduction to DNA, genes and chromosomes

This factsheet provides a very detailed introduction to genetics, with some diagrams. This is a good resource if you are looking for a lot of detail to digest at your own pace or to discuss with your healthcare professional.
Source: Centre for Genetics Education NSW Health (Australia)
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