Genetic Testing and Disease Resources

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000343193.19386.6b
Department: Resource Central
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Genetic Alliance (geneticalliance.org; 202-966-8553)

This organization is devoted to promoting optimum health care for people suffering from genetic disorders.

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Hereditary Disease Foundation (hdfoundation.org/home; 212-928-2121)

The HDF offers resources and testing information for families.

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Genetics Home Reference (ghr.nlm.nih.gov/)

A guide to understanding genetic conditions, from the National Institutes of Health.

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (genome.gov/10000409; 301-402-0911)

The Center provides immediate, virtually round-the-clock access to experienced information specialists who can furnish current and accurate information—in both English and Spanish—about genetic and rare diseases.

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Online Genetic Support Group Directory (mostgene.org)

Alphabetic index of genetic disorders with links to associations, support groups, and disease-related resources.

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