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Help Me Understand Genetics

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Help Me Understand Genetics presents basic information about genetics in clear language and provides links to online resources.

Table of Contents

  1. Cells and DNA
    Cells, genes, and chromosomes
  2. How Genes Work
    Proteins, cell growth, and cell division
  3. Mutations and Health
    Gene mutations, chromosomal changes, and conditions that run in families
  4. Inheriting Genetic Conditions
    Inheritance patterns and understanding risk
  5. Genetic Consultation
    Finding and visiting a genetic counselor or other genetics professional
  6. Genetic Testing
    Benefits, costs, risks, and limitations of genetic testing
  7. Gene Therapy
    Experimental techniques, safety, ethics, and availability
  8. The Human Genome Project
    Sequencing and understanding the human genome
  9. Genomic Research
    Next steps in studying the human genome

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Published: December 22, 2014