Better than Dr Google
Did you know that a Google search for "cancer" produces more than 888,000,000 results?
Forget Dr Google! You can find reliable and free health information with these easy-to-use online resources.
MedlinePlus has health and wellness information in both English and Spanish that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising.
Tox Town is information on everyday locations and situations where you might be exposed to toxic chemicals. This site will help you understand the risks of exposure, potential health effects, and how to protect yourself.
Use Family Health History to learn about hereditary risk factors for disease. Then build a basic family health history online with My Family Health Portrait. Save, print, and share your record with relatives and your health provider.
Precision Medicine is made possible as a result of The Human Genome Project, an international research effort to sequence the DNA of the entire human genome. Visit the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to learn more.
Discuss a Film
The following documentaries about Human Genetics have been selected by the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) to raise scientific awareness of precision medicine. Select, watch, and discuss.
Discuss a Book
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are | Bill Sullivan | National Geographic | 2019 | 336 pages | ISBN: 978-1426220555
Find more titles at NNLM Reading Club: Family Health History
Discuss The Gene
The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee | Scribner | 2016 | 592 pages | ISBN: 978-1476733500 | Download a Discussion Guide (PDF)
Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History PBS Documentary
Benefits for All?: Addressing Issues of Inclusion & Trust for Equitable Access to Precision Medicine, a video and discussion curriculum created by the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd).
Engage Young Readers
- Decoding Genes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist | Amber J Keyser | Capstone Press | 2020 | 32 pages | ISBN: 978-1543572476
- DNA Is You! The Marvelous Science Behind Your One-of-a-Kind-ness | Katie McKissick | Adams Media | 2019 | 256 pages | ISBN: 978-1721400171
- NNLM Activity Book: Your Family, Your History, Your Health (PDF)
Connect Science to Your Ancestry
Are you interested in genealogy? Then you may enjoy discovering how your family origins can offer insights into hereditary risk factors of certain diseases and health conditions.
Finding Your Roots - The Seedlings is a series of web episodes and corresponding curricula to create a formal or informal exploration of genomics and DNA.
Extract Your Own DNA
Encourage young and old to learn the science behind heredity by experimenting with free and fun bioscience activities.