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Table 3. Consumer/Client: General Information

Resource Description 
Cancer Genetics Services Directory (National Cancer Institute [NCI]) Directory lists professionals who provide cancer genetics services (cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic susceptibility testing, and others).
Dictionary of Genetics Terms (NCI) Definitions of more than 150 terms related to genetics.
The DNA Files Series of 14 one-hour public radio documentaries and related information.
Dolan DNA Learning Center Variety of educational resources, including an interactive DNA timeline.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Support and information to individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer through a toll-free help line, message boards, chat rooms, and support groups.
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (National Human Genome Research Institute [NHGRI]): Information service for the general public, including patients and their families, and for health care professionals and biomedical researchers.
Genetic Science Learning Center (The University of Utah) Information about basic genetics, genetic disorders, genetics in society, and several thematic units.
Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (NCI) A fact sheet about genetic testing for inherited cancer risk, including types of tests, who should consider testing, how to understand test results, and who has access to a person’s test results. Also contains information about at-home or direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
Genetics Education Center Material for educators.
Genetics Home Reference (National Library of Medicine) Consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.
Talking Glossary of Genetics Terms (NHGRI) Contains definitions of more than 200 terms related to genetics and a quiz to test your knowledge of genetic terminology. Many terms also have images, animations, and descriptions by specialists in the field of genetics.
Understanding the Human Genome Project (NHGRI) An education kit that includes a dynamic timeline, a 3-D computer-animated video on basic molecular biology, and other classroom activities.