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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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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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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What is pharmacogenomics?

This webpage provides information about what pharmacogenomics and why it can be important in healthcare.
Source: Genomics Education Programme (UK)
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Whole exome sequencing

This brochure explains a specific type of genetic test called whole exome sequencing. It mainly focuses on what the possible test results are and risks associated with this test.
Source: SickKids (Canada)
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A guide to genetic tests that are used to examine many genes at the same time

This booklet begins by explaining basic information about genetics and then moves on to explain all the different possible types of genetic tests available and their possible results.
Source: The European Society of Human Genetics (Europe)
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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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Genetic counselling for mitochondrial disease

This factsheet talks about what genetic counselling may involve. It was developed for people affected by mitochondrial disease, but is still relevant for people seeing a genetic counsellor about a different genetic condition.
Source: Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (Australia)
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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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