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Genomes Unzipped is a group blog providing expert, independent commentary on the personal genomics industry.

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Understanding genetics

PGP Study Guide: test your knowledge of genomics by taking the test given to all Personal Genome Project participants.

pgEd (Personal Genetics Education Project): teaching resources on personal genetics.

Your Genome: background material on genomics, produced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms: NHGRI resource containing simple explanations of many basic concepts in genetics. Illustrated with non-copyrighted images.

The Human Genome: a Wellcome Trust-funded resource on understanding genetics and genomics.

Inside DNA: UK-based public resource exploring genetics.

Genetic Alliance and Genetic Alliance UK: non-profit advocacy groups representing people affected by genetic conditions.

Human Genetics Commission: UK government advisory body on new developments in human genetics.

Resources for analysing your own genome

SNPedia: a community-annotated wiki containing information on traits associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms.

Promethease: a freely downloadable tool for analysing 23andMe, deCODEme or Navigenics raw data with information from SNPedia.

Catalogue of genome-wide association studies: produced by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

DIYgenomics: A website providing apps and tools to compare predicted disease risk from different personal genomics companies.

Ensembl and UCSC: genome browsers containing information on genes, variants and associated phenotypes. Can be somewhat complex to use.

SNPtips: a FireFox extension that allows you to rapidly check your 23andMe genotype for any SNP you see mentioned on a web page.