The Genetic Basics: Sponsored the Office of History within the National Institutes of Health, this resource gives an overview of genes, chromosomes, and their role in genetic diseases.

The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research

Genetics Home Reference (GHR) Consumer-friendly information on medical genetics for patients and their families.

The U.S. Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health The project goals included the identification of all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA, then to store, analyze, and discuss data and its utilization.  This link leads to multiple resources for diseases, treatment, research, family history, and other references.

This link brings you to ‘Genetics 101’, an educational overview explaining cells, DNA, and genes before moving into more detailed topics. http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/project/info.shtml

Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials with various Internet tools that the public can use to investigate in detail genetic disorders, chromosomes, genome maps, genes, sequence data, genetic variants, and molecular structures.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) Database of published scientific research relating to medically important human genes, traits, and genetic disorders. The site was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).  The language is technical, as it a very comprehensive source of information.

Family Health Portrait Tool The Family Health Portrait Tool is an easy-to-use online tool developed by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Surgeon General’s Office to help consumers gather their own family health history.