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Useful sources in the field of genetics for UM researchers.

Journal of Genetic Counseling

The Journal of Genetic Counseling (JOGC), published for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, is a timely, international forum addressing all aspects of the discipline and practice of genetic counseling. The journal focuses on the critical questions and problems that arise at the interface between rapidly advancing technological developments and the concerns of individuals and communities at genetic risk.

Pubmed: Medical Genetics Special Queries

Pubmed's Medical Genetics filters limit retrieval to citations related to various topics in medical genetics. The medical genetics searches were developed in conjunction with the staff of GeneReviews: Genetic Disease Online Reviews at GeneTests, University of Washington, Seattle.

Translations/Search Information:

To use a Medical Genetics filter, add the filter name to your search with the search field tag [Filter], e.g., Genetic Testing[Filter]. Example search: sickle cell anemia AND genetic counseling[filter]. The available filters are:

  • Diagnosis[filter]
  • Differential Diagnosis[filter]
  • Clinical Description[filter]
  • Management[filter]
  • Genetic Counseling[filter]
  • Molecular Genetics[filter]
  • Genetic Testing[filter]
  • Medical Genetics[filter]

What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counseling gives you information about how genetic conditions might affect you or your family. The genetic counselor or other healthcare professional will collect your personal and family health history. They can use this information to determine how likely it is that you or your family member has a genetic condition. Based on this information, the genetic counselor can help you decide whether a genetic test might be right for you or your relative. ( Read more about genetic counseling

Professional organizations for genetic counselors


GeneReviews is an international point-of-care resource for busy clinicians, provides clinically relevant and medically actionable information for inherited conditions in a standardized journal-style format, covering diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling for patients and their families. Each chapter in GeneReviews is written by one or more experts on the specific condition or disease and goes through a rigorous editing and peer review process before being published online.

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