Genetics Resources

Professional Resources

There are a number of professional organizations for cytogenetic technologists, molecular technologists and pathologists, as well as genetic counselors.  Some organizations are not specific to a career, but for anyone working in the field of genetics, e.g., the American Society for Human Genetics.  Often these organizations will have discounted rates for student membership, offer student scholarships and awards, post job ads, and announce conferences and seminars.  Visit often to stay current with what's happening in your professional field of study.

Association for Genetic Technologists (AGT)

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

New England Regional Genetics Group (NERGG)

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG)

Educational Resources

National Human Genome Research Institute NHGRI: Advancing human health through genomics research

  1. Frequently asked questions about genetic testing
  2. Chromosome Abnormalities

NHGRI Online Genetics Education Resources

Riegel M. Human molecular cytogenetics: From cells to nucleotides. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 2014;37 (1 Suppl):194-209.

Rajesh R. Singh, et al (2016) Implementation of next generation sequencing in clinical molecular diagnostic laboratories: advantages, challenges and potential, Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development, 1:1, 109-120

The Centers for Disease Control Public Health Genomics

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.