NLM and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer consumer-oriented services that provide information on genetic disease and guidelines for locating genetics professionals:
- MedlinePlus Genetics provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.
- The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is funded by NIH and provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.
- The NIH Genetic Testing Registry® (GTR) database home page also provides listings of consumer resources. Note two boxes on the right side of the screen, titled Resources Included in GTR (use the "See a list of all related resources" link) and Locate a Genetics Professional.