Based on feedback from our users, we have updated the appearance, navigation, and selected features of Genetics Home Reference. Changes to the website include:
Redesigned home page for enhanced usability
Feature colors and icons that help distinguish the website's different content areas
A dynamic list of the website's new and updated content
Streamlined navigation of health condition, gene, and chromosome pages to make it easier to find information of interest
In-text links that improve navigation between related topics on Genetics Home Reference
Educational images from the NIH, CDC, and other sources integrated into health condition summaries
Improved browser printing
Acknowledgment of more than 200 support and advocacy groups for their feedback on website content
Improved usability on mobile devices
We will continue to make improvements to the design and function of the website. We welcome your comments and suggestions; please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any page to send your thoughts.
This May marks the eighth anniversary of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). GINA is a federal law that was designed to protect people from genetic discrimination, which occurs when people are treated differently by their employer or insurance company because they have a gene mutation that causes or increases the risk of an inherited disorder.
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users with questions about a personal health condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.