Learn to use Genetics Home Reference , or GHR, an extensive collection of data that describe the effects of genetic variability on human health and disease. Everyone from the general public to the experienced researcher can explore the genetic topics covered because GHR is written in lay language and navigation between pages is simple. Summary pages describe hundreds of human genetic diseases, conditions and syndromes, the genes thought to be responsible for them, and all of the human chromosomes. GHR provides many additional resources and tools such as a handbook, search tips, a glossary and links, which allow you to find both more general and more specific information.

You will learn:

  • how to search by genetic disease, condition, or syndrome, gene or chromosome
  • to access more general or more specific information on genetic conditions, genes or chromosomes
  • to browse GHR and explore its resources like the genetic handbook and glossary
  • methods to stay current in the latest developments in genetics
TUTORIAL RELATED CONTENT

TUTORIALS

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Human variations. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

GAD: Genetic Association Database: An archived database associating human genes and polymorphisms with diseases

Madeline 2.0: Human pedigree diagram tools

DrugBank: A chemoinformatics and bioinformatics resource

DGV: Database of Genomic Variants: Database of Genomic Variants, DGV, catalogs and displays structural variation in the human genome

OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): A database of human genes, genetic diseases and disorders

CGAP: Characterize the molecular genetic changes that cause a normal cell to become a cancer cell

ENCODE Foundations: ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements

GeneSNPs: An integrated view of gene structure and SNP variations

NIEHS SNPs: National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Genome Project (EGP) SNPs

HapMap: HapMap, a database and analysis resource of human variation

dbGaP: A database of genotypes and phenotypes with extensive variation data and clinical details

SeattleSNPs: Human SNPs in genes

dbSNP: NCBI's SNP database

GeneTests: GeneTests, a current, comprehensive genetic testing resource

CATEGORIES

Variation & Medical : Resources that include information about sequence variation, phenotypes, or medically-relevant conditions.

BLOG POSTS

Video Tip of the Week: PanelApp, from the 100000 Genomes Project: Genomics England is responsible for the 100,000 Genomes Project Last week I talked about the 100,000 Genomes Project in the UK. That video tip was an introduction and overview of the project. This wee...

What's the Answer? (genomics guidance for the general public): This week's highlighted discussion at Biostars was one that I opened. I've been thinking a lot about this, because I'm seeing it come up in a number of different ways. There are folks who are googling ...

Video Tip of the Week: GenomeConnect, the ClinGen piece for patients: GenomeConnect is part of the larger ClinGen effort that I began to discuss last week, but this aspect is specifically a portal for patients who have (or may get) genetic testing results of various type...

Video Tip of the Week: New Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) Resource: Late last month the National Center for Biotechnology Information, or NCBI, released a new resource containing information on genetic tests. The resource's name is the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR), ...

DNA Deniers: Wha? From Michael Pollan: Wha? Michael Pollan and his flock became all aerated the other day when Michael tweeted this tidbit. It links to a story with quite the title: The Great DNA Data Deficit: Are...

BIOMED CENTRAL

Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource

Mei Yan et al., For robust big data analyses: a collection of 150 important pro-metastatic genes. Chinese Journal of Cancer (2017) doi:10.1186/s40880-016-0178-z

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Gonzlez-Calvo Laura et al., Genome-wide expression profiling in muscle and subcutaneous fat of lambs in response to the intake of concentrate supplemented with vitamin E Non-human and non-rodent vertebrate genomics. BMC Genomics (2017) doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3405-8

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Gershoni Moran et al., The landscape of sex-differential transcriptome and its consequent selection in human adults. BMC Biology (2017) doi:10.1186/s12915-017-0352-z