This is a group of links to useful resources relevant to Public Health Genetics.
University of Washington Links
Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, University of Washington - The center studies the interaction between genetics, human health and the environment. Scientists at the center specifically study asthma, birth defects, cancer, Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders and adverse reactions to drugs and chemicals. This website also contains a link to research in ethical, legal and social issues conducted by the center.
Center for Genomics and Public Health, The University of Washington Center for Genomics and Public Health aims to integrate advances in genetic technology into public health practice and offer research and educational opportunities for public health students and professionals.
Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, The University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality (CGHE) addresses the ethical, legal and social factors that influence the translation of genetic information to improved human health.
Healthlinks Library, Health Sciences Library resource for University of Washington Students. Includes links to many online journals and databases, toolkits for researchers and links to the other UW libraries.
Bioethics & Humanities Department, University of Washington. Contains links to faculty and research, bioethics resources and history of medicine resources.
School of Public Health, Learn about the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
Diversity Support Programs & Resources
CDC-Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, This site provides visitors with information about human genetic discoveries and how they can be used to improve health and prevent disease. Includes general information about genetics and public health, CDC programs and projects, training and educational opportunities, an events calendar and a page of other sites of interest.
CDC: Genomics and Health Impact Blog, A blog devoted to discussing best practices and questions about the role of genomics in disease prevention, health promotion and healthcare.
Institute for Society and Genetics, UCLA - This center is broadly interdisciplinary and seeks to understand the impact genetic information and its utilization will have on society as a whole.
Centre for Law and Genetics, The Centre developed out of two projects funded by the Australian Research Council. The primary focus of the first project, commencing in 1994, was the ethical and legal implications of the “new genetics”. Since then, the group has expanded its areas of research to include broader issues associated with commercialisation of genetic technology.
Forum on Science Ethics & Policy, FOSEP is a multidisciplinary, nonpartisan, non-advocacy organization of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that was initiated by graduate students from the University of Washington. Their mission is to foster scientist-citizens who can participate effectively in discussions about science and society, as well as increase dialogue among experts, particularly students, and the public and policymakers.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, The Hutchinson Center was founded by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of his brother, Fred, a former major league baseball player and manager, who died of lung cancer at age 45. The Hutchinson Center has become an institution of world-renowned depth and variety. More than 2,300 scientists and staff generate new knowledge valuable to understanding, treating and preventing cancer. In Hutchinson Center laboratories, scientists know that understanding life at the cellular level is key to understanding cancer. These researchers solve cellular mysteries such as how genes control cell division, development and specialization. Center laboratory scientists are providing the foundation for other promising treatments such as gene therapy.
Genetics and Public Policy Center, is an objective source of information and analysis on reproductive genetics for the public and policy makers. The Center is funded through a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts and is housed in the Berman Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center - For educators interested in human genetics and the human genome project. This page contains links to other website about the human genome project, genetic education projects, networking, and also has a large section focusing on genetic programs and resources.
Human Genome Project, Explore this site maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy for information about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project. This website has links to program information, news, educational resources, publications, medicine and the genome and a section on the ethical, legal and social issues associated with the Human Genome Project.
HumGen, is a website that gives policy-makers and lay people alike access to a comprehensive international database on the legal, social and ethical aspects of human genetics. Maintained by the University of Montreal.
Jackson Labs, Bar Harbor: Courses, This website lists the courses and conferences available from the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Jackson Laboratory is one of 8 institutions designated by The National Cancer Institute as a Cancer Center to perform basic research on the genetic factors underlying cancer.
List of Online Journals, Publishers, and Bookstores
National Conference of State Legislatures' genetics technology project, Information about federal and state genetics legislation. Provides legislators and other policy-makers with objective, comprehensive, and scholarly information from a non-partisan source to facilitate the drafting of sound genetics-related legislation.
National Human Genome Research Institute, The NHGRI leads the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health, conducts cutting edge research in its laboratories and supports genomic science worldwide. Includes specific sections devoted to research, health, policy and ethics.
Nature (Journal) -- Genome Gateway, The links on this website provide a series of starting points for those wishing to access more genome-related information.
Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is home to the nation's oldest and largest program devoted to cancer-prevention research. Research in the PHS Division focuses on determining causes of cancer, helping to identify and assess effective screening and treatment methods, developing prevention strategies that reduce the risk of cancer, and developing research strategies to assist people to change behaviors toward healthier lifestyles. This prevention-oriented research also extends to other diseases, including HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and fractures.
Washington State Department of Health, works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Their programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure WA state is prepared for emergencies.