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The U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative encourages all families to learn about their family health history. Click here for history-tracking software and access to a printable “Family Health Portrait.”

Scientific words for those of us who aren’t scientists! Check out this talking glossary of genetic words.

A site that helps people understand how diseases are passed down through generations, and what genetic testing is all about. This is Genetics Home Reference, from the National Library of Medicine.