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Resources for Students Interested in Genetics and Genetic Counseling

The Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program offers information about the genetic counseling profession, tips on how to pursue a career in genetic counseling, and shadowing opportunities. Watch Genetic Counselor for a Day 2022.

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

This part of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website provides information about the genetic counseling profession and pursuing a career in genetic counseling. It has information about training programs in genetic counseling and provides links to websites for individual training programs. There are also several sections of advice from program directors on applying to training programs. 

Genetic Science Learning Center

The Genetic Science Learning Center is an excellent resource that provides innovative and effective genetic science learning programs for teachers, students and the public. This site should not be missed by anyone with an interest in better understanding the field of genetics. 

U.S. National Library of Medicine

The “Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions” is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It currently contains information about over 200 genetic conditions with plans to continually expand the list of conditions. It also includes a glossary of genetic terms, an introduction to basic genetics, and resources for more information on a variety of topics for patients and families, educators, and individuals interested in genetics.

Dolan DNA Learning Center

Fascinating animated multimedia exhibits captivate viewers as they are guided through segments on the basics of heredity, genetic disorders, eugenics, DNA sequencing, and cancer and plant genetics. Hosted by the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, this site is dedicated to informing students, teachers, and families about the concepts of genetics. The Learning Center also offers public workshops, exhibitions, presentations, field trips, summer day camps, and teacher training.