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This article describes the Genetics Home Reference, the National Library of Medicine's searchable Web resource that provides reliable information about genetic conditions, genes, and chromosomes and their relationship to the health of individuals, families, or populations. This resource contains descriptions of hundreds of genes and genetic conditions, with new content being added regularly. Features of the resource will be described as well as the browse and search methods used to access the information.


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This article is the publisher's version, previously appearing in the Journal of Consumer Health and the Internet, 9(4): 61-68.

Citation: Charbonneau, D.H. and Healy, A.M. (2005). Genetics home reference: locating easy-to- understand genetics information. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 9(4): 61-68.