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Precision Medicine

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.

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MedlinePlus has health and wellness information in both English and Spanish that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising. Use MedlinePlus to learn more about genetics.

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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.

Cracking Your Genetic Code (PBS) | The Gene Doctors (PBS) | On Beauty (Kartemquin Films) | Pink & Blue (Pink & Blue Inc)

Film covers of Cracking your Genetic Code, The Gene Doctors, On Beauty, Pink & Blue

Discuss a Book

Book cover image of Pleased to Meet MePleased 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

Download the Discussion Guide (PDF)

Find more titles at NNLM Reading Club: Family Health History

Discuss The Gene

Book cover of 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

Book cover DNA is You, Max Axiom, NNLM Activity Book

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.

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