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National Human Genome Research Institute

  • Genetics and Genomics for Health Professionals
    This website provides reliable, up-to-date genetics and genomics information related to patient management, curricular resources, new National Institutes of Health and NHGRI research activities, and ethical, legal and social issues.

Educational Materials

Making Sense of Cancer Headlines

FORCE's XRAYS program, funded by CDC, is a reliable resource for young breast cancer survivors and high-risk women to navigate through breast cancer research related news and information.

Information about Genetic Conditions


  • Pharmacogenomics
    Contains news, background information, and education programs for pharmacists, including continuing education credits.  Materials were created by the School of Pharmacy at University of California, San Diego.

Practice Guidelines

Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP)
EGAPPS's goal is to establish and evaluate a systematic, evidence-based process for assessing genetic tests and other applications of genomic technology in transition from research to clinical and public health practice.


     Evidence Reports:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
An independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.


     Evidence Reports:

Cancer Genetics

See also: Public Resources (includes family history factsheets)

Diabetes and Family History

  • Family History and Diabetes
    PowerPoint review for public health professionals, 2004.
  • Genetics for Targeted Disease Prevention: Diabetes
    Journal article abstract provides an overview of current thinking regarding genetics and diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes mellitus), including a selective look at a few implicated variants, 2004.
  • State of Oregon Diabetes Program
    The State of Oregon Diabetes Program's goal is to reduce the burden of diabetes in Oregon through a public health approach, working in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors.

See also: Public Resources (includes Diabetes and family history factsheets)

Preconception/Prenatal Genetic Screening

Materials were created through funding from the March of Dimes Oregon Chapter in 2004-2005.

Collecting and Using Family History

See also: Family Health History