Understanding Genetics: A Guide for Patients and Health Professionals
Understanding Genetics is an educational resource for knowledgeable consumers and health professionals, particularly those without specialty training in genetics. The manual begins with a basic introduction to genetics concepts, followed by detailed information on topics such as diagnosis of genetic conditions, family history, newborn screening, genetic counseling, understanding patient stories, and ethical, legal, and social issues in genetics. The manual is customizable by geographic region and includes specific resources to assist in patient care, patient and professional education, and locating specialty genetic services. It was written and reviewed by a wide variety of stakeholders in the genetics and health community.
Genetic Alliance encourages wide distribution of this, and all our publications under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. To discuss customization of or any other questions about this resource, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-966-5557.