This PDF document is an introduction to genetic testing based on materials from the National Society of Genetic Counselors and Genetic Alliance’s Genes In Life. It was assembled by the UDN specifically for our research participants, but we hope it will be helpful to others.
Genetics Home Reference, “your guide to understanding genetic conditions,” provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.