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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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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Insurance – Australian Genomics Factsheet

This factsheet explains the current situation in Australia relating to how genetic or genomic testing could impact your insurance policies. This factsheet was developed by Australian Genomics for Australians.
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Data sharing – Australian Genomics Factsheet

This factsheet explains what data sharing is and how it relates to genomic testing. This factsheet was developed by Australian Genomics for Australians.
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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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What is Genome Sequencing? – Booklet

This booklet explains what genome sequencing is in the context of cancer, and why it may be useful for parents and families. This booklet was developed with the guidance of Australian Genomics Health Alliance.
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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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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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