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

Data sharing – Australian Genomics Infographic

This infographic provides a visual and simple explanation of data sharing and how it relates to genomic testing. This infographic was developed by Australian Genomics for Australians.
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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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Genetic consultation

This chapter explains the process of having a genetic consultation, including what this is, why someone would have one and what happens during the consultation.
Source: Genetics Home Reference (USA)
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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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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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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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Sporadic vs inherited cancers

This webpage explains the difference between sporadic cancers and inherited cancers. This resource may be useful if you or a family member is currently undergoing or has recently undergone genetic or genomic testing for cancer.
Source: Genetic Support (USA)
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Understanding patient data

This webpage contains a variety of written and video resources that describe how and why health information from patients (data sharing) may be used to benefit populations. Note: the information on this website may not apply in Australia.
Source: Understanding Patient Data (UK)
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Cancer types knowledgebase

This resource is a directory that lists cancer types alphabetically by name and provides information about them, including whether they are associated with any genetic conditions. This resource may be useful for people with a personal or family history of cancer who want to know whether there may be an underlying genetic cause to their cancer.
Source: Rare Cancers Australia
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