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Citing content from Genetics Home Reference

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Home page

National Library of Medicine (US). Genetics Home Reference [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): The Library; 2013 Sep 16 [cited 2013 Sep 19]. Available from: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/.

Condition, gene, gene family, or chromosome summary

National Library of Medicine (US). Genetics Home Reference [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): The Library; 2013 Sep 16. Cystic fibrosis; [reviewed 2012 Aug; cited 2013 Sep 19]; [about 6 screens]. Available from: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cystic-fibrosis

Help Me Understand Genetics Handbook page

National Library of Medicine (US). Genetics Home Reference [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): The Library; 2013 Sep 16. What is a cell?; [cited 2013 Sep 19]; [about 3 screens]. Available from: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/basics/cell

Illustration

National Library of Medicine (US). Genetics Home Reference [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): The Library; 2013 Sep 16. [Illustration] Gene therapy using an adenovirus vector; [cited 2013 Sep 19]; [about 1 screen]. Available from: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/illustrations/therapyvector

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Published: July 21, 2014