- Genetics in general practice
The aim of this paper is to outline some of the common genetic issues that arise in general practice clinical consultations, and the clinical scenarios in which general practitioners (GPs) may suggest genetic testing for patients or referral to one of the various specialist genetics services.
CME Sites (with Credits)
- Genetics in Primary Care (GPC) Training Program Curriculum Materials
The materials in this section are designed to demonstrate connections between genetics and primary care. The modules provide a series of teaching cases, developed to be representative of patients seen in primary care, while also allowing for the demonstration of genetics issues and principles. Each module have web-sites for additional background information and articles from the medical literature, including relevant consensus and policy statements where applicable. Major Topics include Breast and Ovarian Cancer Cardiovascular Disease Colorectal Cancer Congenital Hearing Loss Dementia Developmental Delay Iron Overload.
- Advancing the Treatment of Hemoglobinopathies: Gene Therapy for β-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease
The goal of this activity is to discuss the latest advances in gene therapy for β-thalassemia and SCD.
- Genetics Fact Sheets
Genetics Fact Sheets are produced by the Centre for Genetics Education. They can be printed or photocopied for educational purposes. NEW: Fact Sheet Users Guide - Read about how and why The Centre produces these Fact Sheets
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- Official website of OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a continuously-updated catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and traits, with a particular focus on the gene-phenotype relationship. As of July 2015, approximately 8,062 of the over 23,000 entries in OMIM represented phenotypes; the rest represented genes, many of which were related to known phenotypes. The content of MIM/OMIM is based on selection and review of the published peer-reviewed biomedical literature. Updating of content is performed by a team of science writers and curators under the direction of Dr. Ada Hamosh at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine of Johns Hopkins University. It is designed for use primarily by physicians and other health care professionals concerned with genetic disorders, by genetics researchers, and by advanced students in science and medicine. The database may be used as a resource for locating literature relevant to inherited conditions, and its numbering system is widely used in the medical literature to provide a unified index for genetic diseases