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What are Genetic Services?

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Clinical Map

This comprehensive site lets you search for genetics clinics by geographical area.

Resources

Preconception Healthcare

Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years, which are the years they can have a child. It focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby they might have sometime in the future. Overview – Preconception Care, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 26, 2020, https://www.cdc.gov/preconception/overview.html

Genomics and Precision Health

“The CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH) provides timely and credible information for the effective and responsible translation of genomics and precision health advances into public health and health care.” (Accessed 8.31.2020)

Genetic Alliance Disease InfoSearch

This site provides an alphabetical list of specific genetic diseases, with links to support groups and public databases that have information on that disorder.

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, and chromosomes, plus a handbook, glossary and resources.

Genetic Alliance

Genetic Alliance is the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics and promoting an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Genetic Alliance’s network includes more than 1,000 disease-specific advocacy organizations, as well as thousands of universities, private companies, government agencies, and public policy organizations. The network is a dynamic and growing open space for shared resources, creative tools, and innovative programs.

Baby’s First Test

For more than 50 years, infants born in the U.S. have been screened for an increasing number of congenital conditions, yet parents are often unaware of the availability and need for newborn screening.  Baby’s First Test  increases awareness of newborn screening and improves the understanding and informed decision-making capacity of expectant and new parents, health professionals, industry representatives, and the public.

NewSTEPS

“NewSTEPs is a national newborn screening resource center designed to provide data, technical assistance and training to newborn screening programs and assist states with quality improvement initiatives.” NewSTEPS, Association of Public Health Laboratories, 2020, www.newsteps.org