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Genetics and genomics are emerging fields of medicine and the amount of online information is rapidly growing. Here we collect resources updated by professionals that focus on genetics.

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News and Information on Genetics


Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide people interested in dermatology with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.

If you don't want to learn how to use RSS, Genetics, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.



This video shows how it works:



You can also insert the term "genetics" into the custom Pubmed feed box, and you will receive the latest peer-reviewed articles focusing on genetics automatically.

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We collected the best sites focusing on genetics-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.


Genetics News and Support


The Medical News - Genetics News and Research



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Health24 - Genetics


  • Description: "Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. The aim of the editorial is to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health. The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Health24 Genetics News

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MedLine Plus


  • Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
  • Quality: Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is also accredited by HONcode.

Medline Plus Genetics

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CDC - Genomics and Health Weekly Update


  • Description: "For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people. This weekly update provides information about the impact of human genomic research on disease prevention and population health."
  • Quality: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is also accredited by HONcode.

CDC Genetics

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PHG Foundation


  • Description: "We are an independent, non-profit, international organisation based in one of the world’s most successful bioscience clusters in Cambridge, UK. An acknowledged founder of the public health genomics movement and with over twelve years of experience, our strength lies in our analytic, knowledge-broking, and influencing skills along with world-class expertise in medicine, public health and biosciences as well as in economics, ethics, law, philosophy, politics, and sociology."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

PHG Fundation

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Medical News Today - Genetics News


  • Description: "The latest Genetics News articles published daily. Includes news on DNA, genes, microRNAs, chromosomes, inheritance and evolution."
  • Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site. More than 2 million unique visitors every month.

Medical News Today Genetics News

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Hum-Molgen - Genetic News


  • Description: "One of the world's largest Internet sources for the latest information in HUMan MOLecular GENetics (more than 8,800 subscribers and a 6 digit number of distinct Internet users). Our service provides the opportunity to communicate with scientists, physicians and other genetics professionals worldwide. "
  • Quality: International communication forum in human molecular genetics

Hum-Molgen

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MedPage Today - Genetics


  • Description: "MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, each article alerts clinicians to breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information enabling them to better understand the implications."
  • Quality: Contact information and details about the editorial staff are provided.

MedPage Today Genetics

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New Scientist - Genetics


  • Description: "For all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences."
  • Quality: The website includes news and features, engaging headlines, fascinating stories and amazing facts, delivered through the latest news slots, in-depth articles, video, blogs and commenting.

NewScientist Genetics

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ScienceDaily - Genetics News


  • Organizer: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
  • Quality: Click here to see the editorial board and the awards

ScienceDaily Genetics News

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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


  • Description: "The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) led the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) contribution to the International Human Genome Project, which had as its primary goal the sequencing of the human genome. This project was successfully completed in April 2003. Now, the NHGRI's mission has expanded to encompass a broad range of studies aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease."
  • Quality: NHGRI supports the development of resources and technology that will accelerate genome research and its application to human health.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) News

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GenomeWeb


  • Description: "GenomeWeb's editorial mission is to serve readers with exclusive, in-depth coverage of the technology, institutions, and scientists that make up the worldwide research enterprise of molecular biology. We operate the largest online news organization focused on advanced research tools in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Our expert editors report and write with precision and clarity."
  • Quality: GenomeWeb LLC is an independent, privately-held online and print publisher based in New York. Since 1997, GenomeWeb has served the global community of scientists, technology professionals, and executives who use and develop the latest advanced tools in molecular biology research.

GenomeWeb

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Physorg.com


  • Description: "The PhysOrg.com™ staff mission statement is to provide the most complete and comprehensive daily coverage of the full sweep of science, technology, and medicine news. Sci-tech readers will find coverage of relevant and interesting current events. We strive to bring our readers a large assortment of stories, catering for scientists, researchers, engineers, academia, tech geeks, students, and graduates alike. With a highly educated and sophisticated readership and target audience, PhysOrg.com stories go beyond mere catchy jargon. We find out the who, the what, the where, the how, and the why of a story - and the why not. Our job is to find the interesting science and technology stories, uncover the details, and give our readers their daily dose of news at a single source."
  • Quality: "PhysOrg.com™ is a leading web-based science, research and technology news service which covers a full range of topics. These include physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies. PhysOrg publishes approximately 100 quality articles every day, offering some of the most comprehensive coverage of sci-tech developments world-wide."

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Scientific American - Genetics


  • Description: "Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!"
  • Quality: "Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 160 years."

Scientific American Genetics

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Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN)


  • Description: "Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) has retained its position as the number one biotech publisher around the globe since its launch in 1981. GEN publishes a print edition 21 times a year and has additional exclusive editorial content online, like news and analysis as well as blogs, podcasts, webinars, polls, videos, and application notes."
  • Quality: "GEN's unique news and technology focus includes the entire bioproduct life cycle from early-stage R&D, to applied research ncluding omics, biomarkers, as well as diagnostics, to bioprocessing and commercialization."

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN)

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WHO - Genomic Resource Centre


  • Description: "The Genomic Resource Centre (GRC) has been developed by WHO's Human Genetics to provide information and to raise awareness on human genetics and more recently human genomics, a new and rapidly developing science. This site provides an overview of the issues and concerns around human genetics and public health and, in particular, addresses the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genomics."
  • Quality: "Human Genetics aims to support international activities on the development of medical genetics services in countries, the development of genetic approaches to the prevention and control of common hereditary and noncommunicable diseases as well as on establishing networks of international experts, programmes and centres in the field of medical genetics."

WHO Genomic Resource Centre

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Nature.com - Genetics


  • Description: "The world`s best science and medicine on yout desktop."
  • Quality: "Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine."

Nature.com Genetics

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American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)


  • Description: "The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide."
  • Quality: "The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics."

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

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Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking lets you store, organize and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

Here are a few social bookmarking sites and the collection of links featuring your field of interest.

Diigo


Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

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Click here to see all the genetics-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.

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