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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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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Talking to children about genetic conditions

This brochure is about talking to your child about a genetic disease they have been diagnosed with or genetic disease that they may inherit. The brochure discusses benefits and drawbacks of telling your child and provides advice on how to decide if you should tell your child.
Source: Nottingham Regional Clinical Genetics Service (UK)
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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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Family health history: the basics

This webpage provides information about how to collect your family history and why this is important.
Source: Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)
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