Genetic Disorders

From Golden Telescope Research Guides

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Call Numbers
610 Medicine and Health
616 Diseases
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RJHS Selected Websites

A comprehensive website that is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine under the National Institute of Health. Link to Genetic Disorders. Use search bar in upper right hand corner to find specific information on a disorder.
A topic list of all diseases from the Mayo Clinic.
An Online Catalog of Human Genes and Genetic Disorders
Includes results from the 2010 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript, answers by genomics experts to commonly asked questions about genetic disorders, basic research, and ethical issues.
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
From the U.S. Department of Health & Services, this site includes specific information about the symptoms, causes, inheritance, test & diagnosis in addition to helpful organizations and further research.
Most of the above websites will provide links to organizations that are affiliated with specific disorders. Because the websites are sponsored by academic publishers and institutions or government agencies, you may trust that these links are credible.

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