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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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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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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Life insurance products and genetic testing in Australia

This factsheet talks about the impact of genetic testing on life insurance products in Australia. This factsheet explains complex situations and should be discussed with your health professional.
Source: Centre for Genetics Education NSW Health (Australia)
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Genetic services in Victoria

This webpage talks about genetic services available to people in Victoria, Australia; please refer to local services if you are not based in Victoria.
Source: Better Health Channel (Australia)
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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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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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