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The Genetics Public Education Project

Originally, the University of Illinois at Chicago-Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center was granted funding by the Illinois Department of Public Health for the Genetics Public Education Project as part of the Illinois State Genetics Plan. The overall goal of this project was to increase genetics and genomic awareness and literacy among the general public of Illinois. It promoted family health history, the Illinois newborn screening program, and an annual DNA Day campaign through the media and educational activities. While the University of Illinois at Chicago-Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center is no longer a partner, the goal of the project remains virtually unchanged.

Our bilingual English/Spanish Web site is designed to make it easier for people to understand the basic concepts of genetics. Educational materials, including bilingual English/Spanish brochures have been developed to increase awareness for the general population of family health history and Illinois newborn screening program. These materials are posted on this Web site.

We would like thank our partner, the  Center for Jewish Genetics, for sharing their resources and for their continuing collaboration for the Illinois DNA Day campaign.

Center for Jewish Genetics
30 S. Wells StChicago, IL. 60606
(312)-357-4718
E-mail: jewishgeneticsctr@juf.org

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Funding for this project was provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

This information is to be used for educational and informational purposes only. This information does not represent advice regarding medical diagnosis or treatment, referrals to health care professionals, endorsements of health care products or any other recommendations. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultation with your doctor or other qualified health care professional.

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