Medical Information about Genetic Conditionsjwahila2021-04-02T19:11:41+00:00
Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
Genetics Home Reference, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health. It includes sections on Genetic Conditions, Newborn Screening, Genes, Chromosomes, a Handbook, Glossary and Resources.
Founded in 1986 as the Alliance for Genetic Support Groups, Genetic Alliance has become the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics. Their open network connects members of parent and family groups, community organizations, disease-specific advocacy organizations, professional societies, educational institutions, corporations, and government agencies to create novel partnerships.
Sickle Cell Trait Education
It is important to know if you have sickle cell trait. About 1 out of every 12 African Americans has sickle cell trait and about 1 out of every 100 Hispanics has sickle cell trait. It is possible for a person of any race or nationality to have sickle cell trait. The brochure and flyer linked below provide more information about sickle cell trait.
Sickle Cell Trait: What You Need to Know (Tri-fold brochure)
For Families — New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs
The New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs brings together healthcare professionals at all levels involved in identifying and treating individuals with metabolic disorders. Consortium projects have included: developing acute illness materials for the treatment of metabolic disorders to be used by general practitioners and emergency room staff, and sponsoring social support events around New England.