Family Education

What is a Genome?80402883

http://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-a-genome

This fact sheet explains the genome and provides linked definitions.

Genomic Medicine for Patients and the Public

https://www.genome.gov/19016903/genomic-medicine-for-patients-and-the-public

The National Human Genome Research Institute provides education and links to various topics of interest to patients, families and the public.

Genetics, DNA and Heredity: The Basics

http://www.genome.gov/Pages/Education/Modules/BasicsPresentation_vs2.pdf

Adapted from a presentation created for DNA Day by the University of North Carolina

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (English Version)

https://www.genome.gov/glossary

Genetic/Genomic terms defined

Glosario Hablado de Términos Genéticos/Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (Spanish Version)

https://www.genome.gov/glossarys

Genetic/Genomic terms defined

Genome – Unlocking Life’s Code (Smithsonian Exhibit in Partnership with NHGRI)

https://unlockinglifescode.org

The animated genome video is a wonderful introduction to what the genome is and why it’s important, and the website offers some great resources!

YourGenome.org

https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk

An interactive website out of the UK – yourgenome.org has much to offer. Sponsored by the Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK and the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, the website offers an informative experience without overwhelming the visitor.