Human Genetics Glossary

 

Every field has its own vocabulary that can seem like a foreign language to others.  Human genetics is no exception.  As you learn about genetics, you are likely to come across words and phrases that are new to you.  This is true for patients, family members, health care professionals, researchers, and others.

 

There are many glossaries of genetic terms available online. The following links may be helpful as starting points.

 

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (National Institutes of Health)

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms (Spanish version / en espaƱol)

Genetics Home Reference Glossary
 

 

As you learn about genetics, you are also likely to come across words and phrases describing different types of birth defects.  The following link provides information about some of the more common birth defects.

 

March of Dimes- Common Birth Defects

 

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