I'm learning genetics
Did you know?
The human cell contains over 6,000,000,000 letters of genetic information. No two of us have exactly the same pattern. So how do the differences between us influence our different health needs?
In this section of the website, you will find an introduction to core concepts in genetics and genomics as they apply to healthcare.
By working through these pages, you will discover:
- how our genomic information is stored in our DNA
- how we inherit our DNA from our parents
- how alterations to the DNA can affect our health
- how to identify individuals and families at increased risk of genetic conditions
- how genomic information can be used to inform management of patients
To navigate through the pages, click on the links in the menu on the left hand side of the page.
If you require further information about a genetic concept, visit our glossary.
If you are looking for a particular learning resource, visit our browse resources page.
For information about a specific genetic condition, visit our genetic conditions section.
For information about genomics and how it applies to clinical practice, visit our genomic healthcare pages.
Cannot find what you are looking for?
We have big plans for the learning genetics section of our website! The pages that you can see comprise the first stage of its development. Over the next few months this section will continue to evolve to include:
- more animations and video clips
- further 'find out more' resources
- sections written specifically for particular health professional groups