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Genetics and human health

This Genetics subsite is a central repository for human genetics resources and information developed by NHMRC.

With advice from its Human Genetics Advisory Committee (HGAC), NHMRC produces human genetic resources for health professionals, consumers, students and the Australian community. NHMRC aims to improve access to these resources online by providing them all in the one location, on this Genetics subsite.

Comments and Feedback

NHMRC endeavours to ensure that resources developed meet the needs of the public. As part of NHMRC's commitment to continuous improvement, feedback aimed at improving this subsite and service is welcomed. To submit your thoughts please email


The information on this Genetics subsite is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Please read the Disclaimer.

Genetics 101 - overview

What genetics is, the human genome, genes and health, and more.

Ethical, legal and social issues

Information about consent and disclosure, genetic discrimination and other ethical issues.

Services and resources

Information for individuals and families (for e.g. factsheets, available genetic services, etc.) and health practitioners (for e.g. education information and resources, genetics-related NHMRC guidelines and research, etc.)


Page last updated on 12 August 2014