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Links of Interest

IIHG Resources

  • Ask an Expert: Ask a member of the IIHG your genetics-related question regarding research design, bioinformatics analysis, educational requests.

University of Iowa Resources

University of Iowa Health Care Resources

  • Genetic Counseling at UIHC: All genetic counselors with University of Iowa Health Care have in-depth education and training in genetic counseling.
  • Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic: This program provides clinical evaluation, genetic testing, and management recommendations for adult patients and their families. 
  • Division of Medical Genetics Resources: A list of the resources offered by the UI Division of Medical Genetics.
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center: Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to providing patient-focused care in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.
  • Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories: A not-for-profit academic laboratory that focuses on non-syndromic hearing loss and complement-mediated renal disease. 
  • Pathology: Support and resource center for teaching and learning with hugh volume public contract and year round curriculum development projects. 
  • Prenatal Genetics Clinic: The prenatal genetics program at UI Hospitals and Clinic is a statewide-service. When genetic care is indicated, patients are referred to the program.
  • Women's Health: The Women's Health Clinic offers compassionate care which includes access access to advanced medical and technical expertise if needed.

General Genetic Counseling Resources

  • About Genetic Counselors: This site will help patients, their families and the general public find the answers to commonly asked questions such as:
    • What is a genetic counselor?
    • How can a genetic counselor help me?
    • What should I expect when seeing a genetic counselor?
    • How do I find a genetic counselor?
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.: The American Board of Genetic Counseling establishes standards of competence through accreditation of graduate training programs and certification and recertification of genetic counselors to advance the profession and protect the public.
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors: The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications.

General Genetics Resources

  • 1000 Genomes Project: The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied.
  • American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics: The ACMG provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession.
  • American Society of Human Genetics: The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide.
  • Cool Science- Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Cool Science entertains questions of all kinds, provides resources for young scientists and educators and showcases undergraduate research projects in an effort to change the way science is taught.
  • Database of Genetic Variants: A curated catalog of structural variation in the human genome.
  • Ensembl: The Ensembl project produces genome databases for vertebrates and other eukaryotic species.
  • Epilepsy Genetics Initiative: The EGI goal is to find a way to bridge the gap between the need for patients to have their exome data repeatedly analyzed and the contribution this data could make to further epilepsy research. 
  • Gene Facts: Gene Facts provides decision support for health professionals.
  • Gene Test Registry: A publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers, available at no cost to all interested persons.
  • Genetics Home Reference:  Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) is staffed by experienced information specialists to answer questions from the general public, including patients and their families, health care professionals and biomedical researchers.
  • Genome Careers: Job board and networking portal for individuals seeking careers in genome science.
  • Human Genome Variation Society: The society aims to foster discovery and characterization of genomic variations including population distribution and phenotypic associations.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.
  • National Human Genome Research Institute: The HGP was developed in collaboration with the United States Department of Energy and begun in 1990 to map the human genome. In 1993, NCHGR expanded its role on the NIH campus by establishing the Division of Intramural Research to apply genome technologies to the study of specific diseases.
  • The Exome Project at The University of Washington: The goal of the Exome Project is to develop cost-effective, high-throughput sequencing of the protein coding regions of the human genome for application in well-phenotyped applications.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz Genome Browser: The USCS Genome Browser contains reference sequence and working draft assemblies for a large collection of genomes.
  • University of Utah- Learn. Genetics: A genetic science learning center sponsored by the University of Utah.

Grants and Funding

  • Community of Science (COS) Database of Funding: COS is the leading global resource for hard-to-find information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines.
  • Grants.gov: Provides a unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the U.S. Federal agencies that manage grant funds.
  • NIH Grants and Funding: The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
  • UI Grant Bulletin: Division of Sponsored Programs funding opportunities listing