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Genetics in Family Medicine


The Australian Handbook for General Practitioners

The rapid advances in genetic information has created a need for general practitioners to stay informed about genetic conditions and necessary referrals required for patients and families.

Genetics in Family Medicine: The Australian Handbook for General Practitioners came out of a project initiated by The Australian Government agency Biotechnology Australia.

A good starting point is Genetics at a Glance. The handbook includes a wealth of information for General Practitioners, as well as downloadable  Fact Sheets for patients and families.

The NHMRC have also produced a useful 'Quick Guide' for assessing the results of direct to consumer genetic testing.

Note this publication has been rescinded


Genetics in general practice

This paper outlines some of the common genetic issues that arise in general practice clinical consultations, and the clinical scenarios in which general practitioners (GPs) may suggest genetic testing for patients or referral to one of the various specialist genetics services. 



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