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National Human Genome Research Institute

Educational materials about genetics and genomics for students, teachers and the general public provided by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the NIH.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

A tool to help people without a scientific background understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research.

A Brief Guide to Genomics

An easy-to-understand source on DNA and genes.

Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

Information on the NIH policy on studies examining genetic variation across the entire human genome that are designed to identify associations with observable traits or the presence or absence of a disease or condition.

Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI)

An NIH effort to determine the genetic and environmental causes of common diseases.

Database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGAP)

A resource developed to archive and distribute the results of studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype.

NIH Data Sharing Policy

Information about the NIH policy to share and make available to the public the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds.

NIH Public Health Access Policy

NIH policy to ensure that the public has access to the published results of NIH-funded research.

National Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference

The Genetics Home Reference provides information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

Protects Americans against discrimination by employers or health insurance companies based on their genetic information.

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