HOME | Stritch School of Medicine | Graduate School | Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing | LUC Libraries | Loyola University Chicago | Loyola University Health System | loyola.wired

Research Resources for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Required MCBG Textbooks
Molecular Biology of the Cell -- Available in the library
Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine
Human Genetics: From molecules to medicine

Clinical disease etiology and management

Background Resources

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Contains the most current information on a wide range of diseases, disorders and conditions and provide references to critical articles.
Genes and Diseases
Provides summaries of common genetic disorders organized by system; includes information about the underlying mutation, clinical features, and links to key websites.
Gene Reviews
Peer-reviewed disease descriptions of clinical and genetic characteristics for genetic disorders. Information includes diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling.
Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation
Great source for genetic etiology. Diagnose human disorders and provide appropriate management and genetic counseling.
UpToDate
Clinical topics written by subject experts who synthesize the evidence, summarize it, and provide clinical recommendations.

Foreground Resources

PubMed Clinical Queries
The medical genetics filter is designed to provide answers about management, etiology, and inheritance factors with evidence-based literature.
Scopus
A multi-disciplinary index to science, medicine, social sciences, and more.
ClinicalTrials.gov
Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Links to results information, when available, is included under the Study Results tab.

Genetics Resources

Background Resources

Dictionary of Genetics
An authoritative and current reference work that includes definitions and supplemental information.
Medical Genetics by Lynn B. Jorde, John C. Carey, Michael J. Bamshad
Authoritative resource with chapters on genetic diagnosis, gene therapy, clinical genetics and genetic counseling.
Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine
Provides fundamental principles of medical genetics as applied to health and disease. A great resource for information about inheritance risk and pathogenesis.
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
Find information about genetic and rare diseases, including tests & diagnosis, treatment, and inheritance risk.
Orphanet
Reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs, for all audiences. Orphanet’s aim is to help improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Includes disease classification, diagnostic tests, patient organizations, research projects.

Foreground Resources

PubMed Clinical Queries
The medical genetics filter is designed to provide answers about management, etiology, and inheritance factors with evidence-based literature.
Scopus
A multi-disciplinary index to science, medicine, social sciences, and more.
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
Victor McKusick's catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, OMIM, provides quick access to pathogenesis, gene-phenotype relationships and clinical management.
Public Health Genomics
Translation of genome-based discoveries into health care and public health. Genomics and health provides key articles that impact the field and update clinical practice associated with the listed diseases.

Family, social, legal, and ethical issues

Background Resources

Encyclopedia of bioethics
Covers ethics of health professions and includes information of genetic discrimination, genetic counseling, and genetic testing.
Clinical ethics: a practical approach to ethical decision in clinical medicine
Structured approach to ethical questions in clinical medicine including a basic understanding of key ethical issues. Helps identify ethics questions in patient care and guides the analysis and resolution of ethical problems.
American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)
Contains policy statements and practice guidelines focused on medical genetics services and information.
Genetics in Primary Care Institute (GPCI)
Links to resources about genetics to increase primary care providers' knowledge and skills in providing genetic-based services including ethical, legal, social issues.
AMA Resources: Genetics & Molecular Medicine
Provides an overview of legal issues related to genetic discrimination.

Foreground Resources

Academic Search Premier
A general interest index covering trade journals, magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed academic journals.
Genome.gov (National Human Genome Research Institute)
Provides information on policy and ethical issues in genetic research.
Genome Statute and Legislation Database
Provides statues and legislation related to genetic testing, employment and insurance nondiscrimination, and privacy since 2007.

Still Searching?

Email: HSL@luc.edu
Call: 708 216-9192
Chat: Use the widget on the left side of the website.

We would appreciate your feedback on this toolkit. Please take a moment to complete our survey.
Staffed Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm

Health Sciences Library
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
(708) 216-9192

Google Map

Vincent J. Galante, M.D.
Information Commons

Open 24/7