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Genetics and Genomics for Patients and the Public is a website from the National Human Genome Research Institute. It covers everything from detailed information about genetic disorders, background on genetic and genomic science, the new science of pharmacogenomics, tools to create a family health history, and a list of online health resources.
The National Cancer Institute’s website features an overview of cancer genetics, including information on genetic changes and cancer, hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic tests for hereditary cancer syndromes, and identifying genetic changes in cancer.
This website is not specific to cancer, but it is a link to reliable genetics resources on the web.
Reviewed: June 2018
If I had a cancer as a child, will my children be at risk for cancer? Childhood cancer survivors often worry they will pass on abnormal gene or condition that could cause their children to develop cancer.
Connecting with other parents of children with cancer can be one of the best ways to deal with the emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges that can happen with a child's cancer diagnosis.