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Useful websites

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology

The Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology is a peer reviewed on-line journal and database in free access on internet devoted to genes, cytogenetics, and clinical entities in cancer, and cancer-prone diseases.

British Society for Human Genetics (BSHG)

BSHG is an independent body representing UK human genetics professionals.

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)

The CHECT is a UK wide charity for families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma. They offer support and information, fund research and raise public awareness of this rare cancer.

Clinical Molecular Genetics Society (CMGS)

The aim of the CMGS is to advance the science of clinical molecular genetics and to further public education. The society is part of the federated British Society of Human Genetics (BSHG).

European Directory of DNA Diagnostic Laboratories (EDDNAL)

The EDDNAL endeavours to disseminate information among medical genetics health-care professionals concerning the availability of DNA-based diagnostic services for rare genetic conditions in Europe.


GeneCards® is an integrated database of human genes that includes automatically-mined genomic, proteomic and transcriptomic information, as well as orthologies, disease relationships, SNPs, gene expression, gene function, and service links for ordering assays and antibodies.

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

The HGMD represents an attempt to collate known (published) gene lesions responsible for human inherited disease.

Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS)

The Society aims to foster discovery and characterization of genomic variations including population distribution and phenotypic associations.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in ManTM  (OMIMTM)

This database is a catalogue of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the World Wide Web by NCBI, the National Center for Biotechnology Information.


ORPHANET is a database dedicated to information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.

RB1 DNA Sequence

Retinoblastoma Genetics

Database of RB1 mutations.

University College London - Centre for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

UCL Centre for PGD was established in 1988 and in 1997 the centre was granted a HFEA licence to perform PGD with the UCL Assisted Conception Unit.