Genetics & Genomics

Consumer and professional resources covering all aspects of genetics and genomics, from the basics of genes and inheritance to advanced genomic research and CRISPR editing.

  • About Stem Cells
    Learn about stem cell research and its potential to impact human health.
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN)
    Technical articles on assays, drug discovery, sequencing, editing, immunotherapy, and bioprocessing.
  • GenomeWeb
    Covers the latest scientific and economic news relating to genome sequencing. - Registration Required
  • Learn.Genetics
    Visually engaging interactives explaining genetics, heredity, DNA, the human genome. - Also see: Teach.Genetics
  • Medline Plus: Genetics
    Information on conditions with a known or suspected genetic component. - Formerly: Genetics Home Reference
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
    Government institute that conducts and funds genetic and genomic research.
  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
    Comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes.
  • PharmGKB
    Curates data on the impact of genetic variation on drug response for clinicians and researchers.
  • Your Genome
    Consumer education material on DNA, genes, and genomes. From basic biology to ethical issues.


  • ClinGen
    Defines the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research.
  • Gene Ontology
    Representation of current scientific knowledge about the functions of genes in different organisms.
  • GeneCards
    Searchable database that provides information on all annotated and predicted human genes.
  • GenomeNet
    Databases and computational services for genome research and related research areas. - Also see: KEGG
  • NCBI: Gene
    Records include nomenclature, maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and external links.

Leading Journals

  • American Journal of Human Genetics
    Monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of human genetics.
  • Genetics (Journal)
    Publishes empirical studies of organisms ranging from microbes to humans.
  • Nature Genetics
    Monthly journal publishing the best research from across the field of genetics.
  • PLOS Genetics
    Publishes studies of broad interest that provide significant insight into biological processes.
  • Science News: Genetics
    Concise, current and comprehensive overview of the latest scientific research.

Professional Organizations