Global Genes® has free online course-offerings at its ‘Rare University.’ A valuable, featured course is entitled ‘Genetics Concepts for Rare Disease Patients and Families.’ It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish. It contains the following sections:
• Genetics Concepts for Rare Disease: Eight lessons for learning about many concepts that directly relate to genetic conditions, from basic concepts such as what genes and chromosomes are, to more complex concepts such as epigenetics and multifactorial conditions.
• Family and Heredity: Six lessons for learning more about the inheritance patterns associated with genetic conditions, about genetics healthcare professionals, and information about resources to help you connect with others in the rare disease community.
• Genetic Testing: Seven lessons for learning about how genetic testing works, about different types of genetic tests that exist, and about different types of genetic testing providers.
• Scientific Advances in Genetics and Medicine: Six lessons for learning about advances in genetics and medicine, such as gene therapy, gene editing, and human reproductive treatment advances. You’ll also be able to learn about participation in medical research, such as enrolling in clinical trials.
After registering yourself at Rare University, you have unlimited access to course offerings for as long as you like – across any and all devices you use. Rare University and its course-offerings are generously sponsored by several corporations, including Illumina®, Horizon Therapeutics PLC, Avexis, Novartis and Sanofi Genzyme.